NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An intricate, hand-carved chess set is on display at Camp Shanks Museum in Rockland County.
The rare WWII artifact is part of the museum’s way of marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day this Friday.
“[The pieces were] cobbled together out of scraps of wood they found around the base,” said Jerry Donnellan of Veterans Services in Rockland County. “Colored with shoe polish.”
Camp Shanks served as a staging ground for American troops and enemy prisoners during WWII.