The Daily Postcard No. 42

Today we have some French cards in which children hold centre stage, this lot dressed up in a variety of weird attire to represent the Allied nations; your guess as to which particular countries are represented is probably as good as mine.  Is that Mexico on the far left? 

And here we have the France of tomorrow (how old would these boys have been in 1939?),…

…followed by a little entente cordiale.

And finally a Foch lookalike and some little girls with odd things on their heads.

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13 Responses to The Daily Postcard No. 42

  1. Jon T says:

    Is the one on the far left of Postcard 1 perhaps Italy ?

    • Magicfingers says:

      Looks like a bloody sombrero to me. Lol. I suppose it must be Italy, Jon. It’s almost a case of why not? Unless the girl signifies France, which might make the kid on the far right Italy (just thought of that), perhaps. What about the smallest of them? What is that all about?

  2. sendergreen says:

    Wild guess the lad on the left was intended to be an ANZAC, but the pin holding one side of the brim up got lost.

  3. Jon T says:

    It’s pretty much anyone’s guess I reckon. Only thought Italy as those feathers in his hat reminded me of the comedy Italian soldier in ‘Allo ‘allo ! (different war I know and that might be a false memory though the mists of time !)

    Would the small one be Greece or some other Balkan realm ?

    The one on the right Belgium ?

    Answers on a postcard to…

    • Magicfingers says:

      Ah, yes, I overlooked Belgium. Oops. I am going to go for Serbia (I’d quite like it to be Montenegro – anyone with a British Xmas 1914 tin will see six named countries, and Montenegro is one – which has nothing really to do with anything) for the smallest one.
      But I did once see ‘Allo ‘Allo on stage, for my sins, and the bloke who played the Italian, both on TV & on stage, stole the show.

    • sendergreen says:

      That would be Captain Bertorelli. I got addicted to British Comedy first with Monty Python in the early 1970’s then again during a 3 month visit to Cheshire in the winter of 1986-67. My youngest girl and I revisit Allo Allo! every two months.

  4. Margaret Draycott says:

    very strange things on their heads in third one. is 2nd on the left in 1st one Russian? Using children always guaranteed to sell a product.
    used to love Allo Allo not seen it in a long while.

  5. Daisy in Indonesia says:

    Agree this is a very poor effort at an Aussie… blokes didn’t always have the side pinned up, allowing for weather conditions.

    Daisy, an Aussie in Indonesia.

  6. Daisy in Indonesia says:


    Le France de Demain; The France of Tomorrow
    Viva les Allies; Long Live the Allies.
    Glorieuse Idylle; Glorious Idyll
    Viva le France; Long Live France.

    Viva is Spanish but I translate it as Long Live…

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