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Who where these journalists? The card of Ham reads "The American journalist mission in front of the castle".

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Another view of P?ronne.

See the building at the top left with the arched ground floor windows, I had a beer there 2 years ago and then bought a sandwich in the bakery on the right, just about where the 3 soldiers are on horseback.

My great great uncle Bob is buried near to the church at Hebuterne and I've been there quite a few times. He was killed on the Somme in Oct. 1916.

Tony

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Interestng Tony how can the pictures be asociated to the present. The destruction and dead of the Great War and their aftermaths are present when I have to lecture about it to my students. My grandfather had two sister who remained single, a natural result of the demographic disaster that is not ofter thought off. Next time in Europe hope have the time to visit some of these places.

The ruins of Laucourt

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Having finished the British Advance on the Somme set of cards, I continue with some loose ones of the war in French soil. To beguin two very similar views of the Cathedral of Reims.

This first one by "Thuillier editeur, Epernay.

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This is a view of Autry. The German inscription which I cannot understan, reads "Das zerschossene Autry im Argonerwald.

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This postcard, published in France by Alex Jouvene is printed in Spanish. and t translates to "A bunch of empty shells near a battery".

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And now three views of Albert. The first one shows "Rue Gambetta". The "Cafe de la Musique" is marked with an X.

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The second view of Albert shows the "Rue de Bapaume" and in the foregrownd the tobacco shop of Mme Richard.

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The third view of Albert shows the "Rue Jeanne d'Harcourt" almost completely destroyed after the first bombs.

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This is a view of Autry. The German inscription which I cannot understan, reads "Das zerschossene Autry im Argonerwald.

Eduardo,

The caption reads "(The town of) Autry shot to pieces in the Argonnes Forest".

Please keep showing more of your collection. :beer:

David

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Thank you David for your interest and encouragement. Now I am going to show a serie of cards published by the Imprimerie LE DELEY from Paris covering the Fetes de la Victoire (Victory parade).

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