Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Notre Glorieux 75

The first thing I needed to know when I first set eyes on this card was “What does the 75 mean?” It didn’t take long to find out that it was the canon. This canon, first made in 1897, was used from the beginning of the first world war and was legendary for it’s technical excellence. Souvenirs and postcards were made, poems and books were written about this famous canon. In fact it soon became too cumbersome to use in the conditions of battle but it remained a symbol throughout the war. This card was sent at Christmas 1914.


chronic chick said...

Nice Picture. very nice blog and the pictures

Willow said...

Hi Anji, how are you doing? Sadly my internetfree living-situation is keeping me away from the blogging world.... I hope that's going to change within half a year or so.


P.S. Love the postcard!!

Anji said...

Chronic Chick: Thanks for the compliment!

Willow: I'll keep looking back to your site. Look after yourself

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anji said...

Thank you anon