Christmas 2023 – Bonne Santé

A Christmas card for Christmas day.  Journée du Poilu – literally, Poilu’s Day.  The poilu on the left on this postcard is living up to his name, poilu meaning ‘hairy’. 

Actually, this 1915 card was eventually sent in June 1917, and translates thus; ‘Dear Parents, I had a good trip; I arrived last night at 8 o’clock at our ???? where I found all my comrades. I kiss you with all my heart. Good health.’

And good health to you lot, too.  Thanks for tuning in this year.

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8 Responses to Christmas 2023 – Bonne Santé

  1. Brian McTighe says:

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and of your subscribers.

  2. Nick Kilner says:

    A very merry Christmas to you too Mf!

  3. Margaret Draycott says:

    Merry Christmas M all the best for the coming year, thank you for another interesting year of facts, figures and information

  4. Daisy in Melbourne Australia says:

    Hey Magicfingers.
    Thank you for a very interesting and factful year. I have enjoyed this time immensely.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope all of your dreams come true in 2024…
    Kindest regards,

  5. Alan Bond says:

    A Happy New Year magic thank you for some great posts this year looking forward to whatever you have in store for us.


  6. Magicfingers says:

    Thanks, good people. Happy New Year to one and all.

  7. Jon T says:

    A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all !

    Bonne Sante was my Grandad’s habitual toast – he must have picked it up from his time in France during the War.

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