Category Archives: Soldiers

‘Kultur’

‘Certain severities are indispensable in war, nay, more, the only true humanity very often lies in a ruthless application of them.’ In 1917 two books, entitled ‘The Retreat from Mons’ & ‘The Marne and After’, written by a major in … Continue reading

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Eleven – The Royal Navy

Another postcard for you, although what you see is what you get; I have no information whatsoever about these men, the reverse of the card being blank.  Nice picture though, don’t you think? 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Ten – The Scottish, Irish & Welsh Regiments

Here’s a postcard I haven’t shown you before, with plenty of tam o’ shanters on view – or are they Balmoral bonnets – I believe there is a difference, but being a Sassenach, what would I know? 

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And Finally……Weird Scenes from the Carpathians

The Austro-Hungarians could be quite weird too. 

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My, What Big Hands You Have……

Continuing the theme, here’s some more weirdness from the other side.  The literal translation is ‘substitute women in the field’.  Form an orderly queue, boys.

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It’s All Very Odd……

I do hope you enjoyed the opportunity for a glimpse at the chaos behind the scenes here at theBigNote.  I refer to the post from earlier today that quite obviously was not intended to be published and, curiously, wasn’t actually … Continue reading

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Nine – The Army Service Corps

Army Service Corps water supply post, sometime in 1916. 

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