The text basically says ‘Prayers in a Belgian church being used as a bivouac by German soldiers’. Well, there are two rifles, and as the congregation prays and one soldier sleeps, has the other joined in with the prayers? Is he the kneeling or sitting figure, with head bowed and shaven neck, closest to the pillar in the centre?
The card was written on 11th July 1915 by one Klaus Ermann, and is stamped 14th Infantry Regiment, postmarked and passed (the blue squiggle). German cards would more often than not feature the word ‘Feldpost(karte)’ – Field Post(card) – written, as in this case, or printed, as you will see in future posts.