Well, am I good to you, or what?
Based on the number of views (several thousand) and your comments, you apparently quite enjoyed the Daily Postcard series, and seeing I quite enjoyed presenting it, I suppose we could consider a weekly series, and if we did, we might well start with these two typically French cards. ‘Frères d’Armes’ on the first card actually translates as ‘Band of Brothers’. As for the second (below), well, I’ll leave you to look it up for yourselves. And then you can explain the meaning to me.
Both are from Ted to Florrie, although the addresses are different, and both are early examples – those red trousers would soon be consigned to the dustbin of rubbish military uniforms (see what I did there?), although not before thousands of Frenchman had provided easy target practice for the German machine gunners.
It’s a shame the stamp has been torn, although the remains do at least show us that this card was definitely posted from France, by the looks of it in 1915. And there is actually nothing to say that Ted was a soldier at all – no censor’s stamp, no ‘On Active Service’ – in which case one might wonder his purpose for being in France at all.