Exhibition of post-war use of military items, by Bruno Zama

Photo gallery, Then and Now, WW1, WW2, WW2 Wrecks

Text and photos by Bruno Zama, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission

Collector Mr. Bruno Zama from Italy, will present part of his collection of post-war use of military items.

Organized by the Alpine Group Conselice (Ra) from 1 to 10 May, c/o the Museum of the city of Rimini, Tonini Luigi 1 street, during the Alpine National Gathering from 5 to 8 May inclusive, the exhibition of material of transformed, modified, reused for civil uses:

“1914-2014 one hundred years of post-war use of military items”.

You will be able to touch the objects and view thematic books on the subject.


Free exhibition of the collector Bruno Zama, researcher, essayist, among the current major collectors and scholars of war reuse in Italy and Europe.

Realized thanks to the active collaboration of Angelo Nataloni, Enrico and Stefano Venturi, Marilena Casadio and coordinated by the Alpini Conselice Group (Ra).

Free exhibition, open every day, open from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00, Saturday and Sunday open all day 10:00 to 19:00.


A truly peaceful initiative, brand new and just made, exhibited for the first time from 1 to 10 May 2022 at the 93rd National Alpine Gathering in Rimini.

From the Great War (WW1), through the Second World War (WW2), to the French Indochina War, then in Viet Nam, up to the Yugoslav civil war.

Therefore, it will be possible to touch original objects used first by armies for war use, then by citizens, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, housewives, children, modified, transformed, recycled for civil use.

Both from the great war, also transformed by soldiers at the front, and from the second world war, as well as WW2 German enamelled objects, produced by German war industries, from May 1945 to spring 1947, just reconverted to reuse, transform, modified war objects.


An exhibition of Peace, which makes the visitor think about the stupidity and uselessness of war…

How much money and lives wasted to produce war material, to fight and then to be left with so many remnants of war and so many deaths and destructions.

War items which, thanks to their transformation for civil use, saved the German factories thus reconverted for the production of tableware, pots, colanders, cups, pitchers, etc., war in Indochina, that of Vietnam, that of the civil wars in former Yugoslavia etc.

Unfortunately these wars are not the last, and they still continue in many parts of the world, with aggressors and attacked, the thing that unites them will be, in addition to death and destruction, just the large amount of war material left on the battlefields, or in the factories, which will certainly be reused, transformed and reused for the daily life of the populations.

With the exhibition we preserve the memory of 100 years of war reuse, as a future warning to the new generations and precisely to bear witness to the stupidity and uselessness of wars.