Author Archives: Magicfingers

The Daily Postcard No. 9

Zeppelin caught in searchlights somewhere over Blighty.  One wonders whether the original caption, which, if you look closely, has been erased and overprinted, gave away a place name (and thus the searchlights’ location), and had to be changed?

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The Daily Postcard No. 8

As son leaves for France, father looks stoic, and sister extends a claw. 

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The Daily Postcard No. 7

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 … Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 6

Bearing in mind your comments yesterday, here are a couple of similar images, both originally scheduled for a couple of weeks time but brought forward to today, the first entitled (on the reverse, which is otherwise blank)  ‘In Dire Need … Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 5

Saved.  Apparently.

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The Daily Postcard No. 4

An Italian-manufactured card, despite the French writing, featuring a captured German Taube surrounded by French officers, the photo taken in Salonika, on the Macedonian Front. 

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The Daily Postcard No. 3

Literally, ‘We don’t worry because we will have them with that’.  Hommage to the famous French 75 mm quick-firing field gun, introduced in 1898, and recognised as the first true modern artillery piece.

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