Category Archives: Postcards

Merry Christmas Everybody

Well folks, another Christmas, the eighth that this website has seen, and this year, for your delectation, a selection of Christmas cards from the collection, all written one hundred years ago.  This first one is the official London Regiment card … Continue reading

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Guerre 1914

It is nearly midnight on Christmas Day, and I should probably be fast asleep by now, bearing in mind that they dragged me dahn the pub at 11.30 this morning!  The Missus has done the chauffeuring all day, Morecambe & … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas One & All

I delved into the collection to bring you this Christmas card from exactly one hundred years ago (censored, you will note), featuring a painting of a place we visited on our trip to the Somme earlier in the year, Delville … Continue reading

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Another Trench at Ypres

Another newly acquired postcard, and again an image I haven’t seen anywhere else, this view of a captured French trench near Ypres was taken the day after the Germans’ first ever use of gas on 22nd April 1915, at the … Continue reading

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The First Trench at Ypres

Here’s an interesting postcard that came into my possession only this week.  I often talk about how trenches in Flanders had to be built above ground due to the high water table, using whatever came to hand, and this photograph … Continue reading

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