Saturday, November 11, 2006


Here are three postcards from the first world war.

The first group are the King and Queen of England visiting the barracks for the colonial soldiers who had come to France to fight for the ‘Motherland’

Next is a postcard of the ruins in a town called Thann.

Last but not least, a group of French soldiers, can you spot Henri? Olivier told me yesterday that most of the French soldiers were drunk a lot of the time, they were given alcohol to help them cope with the horrors of what was happening around them.


Willow said...

I would also have chosen vodka over taking a bullet.....

Willow said...

... or giving anyone a bullet for that matter. Ouch

Anji said...

Willow; I know , I know, I didn't get round to replying to your first comment! ;)

I must ask him but I think it was more like bootleg than Smirnoff.