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A photo I really like being a nice rare Image of to female members of the Royal Flying Corps,the cloth shoulder title been worn on the distinct Womans pattern uniform - photo taken October 1918.

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Hi Michel,  not sure what the problem is with the uploader, it seems to be OK for me, perhaps try again as it might have been a temporary glitch.

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Here are a couple of postcards i found in the reverse of the album with the "song cards" that i posted examples of in post # 22.

Along with the "song cards"  these were collected by my grandmother during and after WWI.

 

One of the postcards comemorates the death of Kitchener in 1916 and the other card is postwar and celebrates the "Peace at Last" and is dated Feb 25 1919.

 

I will post more detailed images of the "song cards" later.

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

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The SWB postcard arrived, so some better images of it.

 

 

 

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The Welsh regiment, probably the 4th (Teritorial) Bn, with a Pembroke Docks photographers ink stamp on the reverse.  Unsual to see a mixture of troops with full belt kit and fixed bayonets and others just in tunics.  A lovely sharp image which hopefully can be seen from the uploaded version.

 

 

 

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Hi Jerry,

 

Nice photos you did post in this thread.

 

Can you tell me from which date / period the photos in post # 30 and # 31 are.

 

(the one in post # 31 is indeed a sharp one with a lot of detail)

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Hi Jerry,

 

Nice photos you did post in this thread.

 

Can you tell me from which date / period the photos in post # 30 and # 31 are.

 

(the one in post # 31 is indeed a sharp one with a lot of detail)

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Hi EJ, thanks.

 

#30 is circa 1944-46 and is the 6th Bn SWB and #31 is 1914-18, probably 1915 and almost certainly the 1st/4th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment.

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Great war comedic PC for the 5th Bn the Welsh Regiment.  On the reverse it has the soldiers name and address and there were only two of this name in the regiment, one died and one survived the war, but impossible to say which one he was, but I like to think he was the one who survived.  It also has a handwritten patriotic message on the reverse, Your King & Country need you.

 

 

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Jerry,

 

Another nice post-card you are showing us here on the forum.

 

One of the "Bills" is clearly Kaiser Wilhem II, but who is the other one ? Karl I of Austria - Karl IV of Hungary, last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire ?

 

"And the 5th Welsh are the boys to do it", great to see a card that is especially made for you favorite unit Jerry.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Maybe the National Archive in Kew will be able to sort out which of the two guys it is.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Jerry,

 

Another nice post-card you are showing us here on the forum.

 

One of the "Bills" is clearly Kaiser Wilhem II, but who is the other one ? Karl I of Austria - Karl IV of Hungary, last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire ?

 

"And the 5th Welsh are the boys to do it", great to see a card that is especially made for you favorite unit Jerry.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Maybe the National Archive in Kew will be able to sort out which of the two guys it is.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Hi EJ, the other bill was his son Wliiam also I think.

 

did you see the card in post #14?  A similar card for the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

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Jerry,

 

That one in post # 14 is nice too, but in my humble opinion not that good / or strong as the 5th Welsh one in post # 35.

 

The two are dressed up the same, as if the smaller one is a copy of the larg one.

I just did have a look at photos of Kronprinz Wilhelm von Preußen, and yes he must be "Bill" number two.

It did take me some time but now I understand the joke about the "Two "Bills" that ought to be "settled"  

Although you wrote "comic" I took that card too serious.

 

Wilhelm - William - Bill.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Indeed, British humour, the two Bills to be settled EJ.  It is a better card than the other, but I like both, just need to get one each for the SWB, The Mons and the Welsh Guards.

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Another WWI comedy example, referring to the Kitchener's army volunteers.

 

 

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Indeed another comedy example and a nice one too Jerry.

 

Is that card used "did it run" ?

 

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Eric-Jan

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Indeed another comedy example and a nice one too Jerry.

 

Is that card used "did it run" ?

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Thanks EJ.

 

It was posted during the war, but the date is not clear, posted from England to Scotland, the address and most of the message is very clear.

 

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Thank you for your quick reply with the image of the backside Jerry.

 

In my humble opinion a really used postcard does add so much more character to it.

 

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Eric-Jan

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Thank you for your quick reply with the image of the backside Jerry.

 

In my humble opinion a really used postcard does add so much more character to it.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

I agree EJ, much better if they were used as they have more history to them.  Mind you I have some that were not and it is a matter of finding ones that appeal to me and if they have been used, so much the better, but unused does not stop me buying them if I like the image on them.

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A new arrival, nicely named to the recipient on the reverse with his unit and service number.  He belonged to the 2/7th Welsh Cyclists Corps, which is why I bought it, though a good image as well.

 

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Hi Jerry,

 

Thank you for posting you latest Post Card arrival.

 

This example clearly shows that being used makes a big difference in the interest and history of an otherwise common Post Card.

 

Any background history you were able to find on that Cyclist ?

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Hi Jerry,

 

Thank you for posting you latest Post Card arrival.

 

This example clearly shows that being used makes a big difference in the interest and history of an otherwise common Post Card.

 

Any background history you were able to find on that Cyclist ?

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Hi EJ, thanks for your interest.

 

The only research I have undertaken so far was to see if he was listed on the CWGC register of the fallen and he is not there, so it seems he survived the war.

 

I'll add any more information as I find it.

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Picked up today, WWI officer photo card.  His collar badges id him as being from the South Wales Borderers.

 

 

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Another nice one for your colection Jerry, and thanks for showing.

 

No idea if one can call that one a card or photo card, maybe a postcard sized officer photo.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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