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Belgian children who left their country were hosts to special houses prepared for them in France.

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This is an interesting postcard that shows three pieces of artilery being pulled by a tank (?) into action in France. The card was posted in january 1918.

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Happy New Year 1919. Cronologically it scapes the times of WWI. This card was posted on the last day of 1918. How much it must have ment for everybody that positive wish after so many years of war.

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"Nampzel, Juni 1915". In the back, written in French "Prisoniers francais devant k'eglise de Nampzel (Oise) Juin 1915" French prisoners in front of the church of Napzel (Oise) June 1915.

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Some time ago I bought this set of postcards with the cover saying "BRITISH ADVANCE ON THE SOMME"

Serie 18 2nd part. Some of the views are very interesting and informative One has a group of American Journalists. Here I post them for all to see.

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Keep them coming Eduardo. It's really interesting seeing places I've visited in the past.

Tony

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Keep them coming Eduardo. It's really interesting seeing places I've visited in the past.

Tony

Eduardo,

I can only echo Tony's comment. It would be interesting to try some then-and-now comparisons of a few places when I next visit some of the towns you have shown.

David

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Very nice collection :beer:

Just for the record : Dan, the legend on your "Cousins" postcard is wrong - both wearing Prussian uniforms.

George V is wearing the uniform of K?rassier-Regiment Graf Ge?ler (Rheinisches) Nr. 8 - of which he bacame Chef c. 1908.

The Tsar is wearing his uniform as Chef of Husaren Regiment Nr.8.

This regiment was not fitted with the Pelisse, BUT Colonels in Chief and Generals "? la suite" of Hussars Regiment were granted one - that can be recognized by its brown fur lining.

The photo was taken at the occasion of the wedding of Ernst August v. Braunschweig-L?neburg (late "of Cumberland") with the Kaiser's only daughter, Viktoria Luise. They married on 24th may 1913, in Berlin - and that was to be the last big gathering of European Royalty.

It was customary since the mid-1800s for royalty to wear the uniform of "their" local Regiment when visiting a country. It is said that Emperor Wilhelm I started the trend when visiting Austria after the 1866 war, not willing to further infuriate the defeated Austrians.

Jerome

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Thanks Tony, David and Jerome. Knowing that your are following the postcards collection I will continue. The Somme advance could be a good subject fot the then and now. Here I continue with them. I am following the numbers on the cards.

Eduardo

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Thanks Gerd for your words. The Austrian Motorm?rser card has a mesage in what I think is Czeck that could be interesting to have translated.

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