Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dearest Maude

Charlie was with the Army Veterinary Corps in France when he sent this card to his Dearest Maude.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Charlie Chaplin

A mixed group of British soldiers with "Charlie Chaplin". The real Chaplin spent the war raising funds through bond drives and making propaganda films.

Only Had Two So Don't Send For Another For Someone Else

The second of two copies of this card. Five members of the Royal Army Medical Corps posing outside of a tent. A sixth soldier can be seen reading in his tent.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Awaiting Arrival of General Allenby

The British entered Constantinople the day after the French in November of 1918. This picture, taken in January of 1919, shows the Army of Occupation waiting for General Allenby.
The flags being displayed are Greek Merchant Navy flags.

Friday, May 17, 2013

149è Régiment d'Infanterie

Seven members of the 149th Infantry regiment wearing corduroy trousers. These were issued after the red trousers were deemed impractical and before the horizon blue became the norm.
This regiment was in Artois in 1915.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Betriebswerkmeisterei 1

I can only assume that this is the depot supervisor as he had his picture taken in front of the sign.

Monday, May 6, 2013

133rd Pioneer Battalion

A card from Franz to his Mother Bertha Kleemann. Franz was with the 133rd Pioneer Battalion which was part of the 35th Division. Early 1917 would find them near Chaulnes, France.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wilhelm Röder

A note from Wilhelm Röder to his brother wishing him the best of health. When this was posted in March of 1918 the 477th Infantry Regiment was in the Champagne region of France.