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Prisoner-of-war bone ship model

February 15, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
Imagine being a prisoner-of-war, locked in the hulk of an overcrowded, old ship. How would you pass your time? You could tell stories, daydream and reflect on ‘better times’ or perhaps make things out of the limited materials available to you – the clothes and jewellery on your body, left over food scraps or your own hair.