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? Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 8

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

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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 he the kneeling or sitting figure, with head bowed and shaven neck, closest to the pillar in the centre?  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 of Rescue’… 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.  Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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