Friday, August 27, 2010

Sun’s Talisman Card

I was sure that I’d be able to find something out about this card which was produced during the First World war. No information at all. I managed to find out that the flag in the top right hand corner represents the Russian Empire. There is the French flag and the Belgian flag. The flag in the bottom left hand corner is a mystery.

Protect the one I love
You who produce the great miracles of nature
You who all religions bow down before
You who see the dear soldier that I cannot see
You who all believe in when the thunder roars.

The writer talks of the end of the war coming soon... in February 1918 there were 9 more months to wait.


Chris Nash said...

Anji it looks like the bottom left flag is a rendition of the Red Ensign, the flag of the British merchant navy. It was also used by many of the British colonies around that time. Not sure how this all fits together, it's a very intriguing card!

A Lady's Life said...

Interesting card. Nice light talisman to keep in ones pocket.

Anji said...

Chris: thank you for the information, I suppose they were the flags of the allies.

A Lady's Life: definately. The sun is coloured with 'gold'.

Dirty Butter said...

I agree, Chris. It has to be connected to the British in some way. I tried doing some research on British Empire flags, but couldn't find it.

Anji said...

DB: I think they were some of countries which fought along side the French. Some country that has long ago disappeared perhaps?