Christmas cards from the front

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Top Card: Images of artillery pieces. Entitled 'GREAT GUNS'.

Bottom Card (Left page): Printed Text


'We're well on our way

In the Berlin Express,

The Bulldog - he's going it fine;

You can see by his Stride

And the Name on his hide,

He's a Winner, He'll break the Line.

W. HUNTER, Pte.

1/2nd London Regt.'


 Handwritten note underneath: 

'From J. Bates

To Margaret

Wishing you A Happy Xmas

and A prosperous New Year'


 Bottom right hand recto of postcard: 

A MERRY XMAS

Cartoon style image of Berlin Express driven by a soldier using a sausage to encourage a bulldog pulling the express.


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Top Card: Images of artillery pieces. Entitled 'GREAT GUNS'.

Bottom Card (Left page): Printed Text


'We're well on our way

In the Berlin Express,

The Bulldog - he's going it fine;

You can see by his Stride

And the Name on his hide,

He's a Winner, He'll break the Line.

W. HUNTER, Pte.

1/2nd London Regt.'


 Handwritten note underneath: 

'From J. Bates

To Margaret

Wishing you A Happy Xmas

and A prosperous New Year'


 Bottom right hand recto of postcard: 

A MERRY XMAS

Cartoon style image of Berlin Express driven by a soldier using a sausage to encourage a bulldog pulling the express.



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  • April 30, 2018 11:05:16 Maureen Wilkins


    Top Card: Images of artillery pieces. Entitled 'GREAT GUNS'.

    Bottom Card (Left page): Printed Text


    'We're well on our way

    In the Berlin Express,

    The Bulldog - he's going it fine;

    You can see by his Stride

    And the Name on his hide,

    He's a Winner, He'll break the Line.

    W. HUNTER, Pte.

    1/2nd London Regt.'


     Handwritten note underneath: 

    'From J. Bates

    To Margaret

    Wishing you A Happy Xmas

    and A prosperous New Year'


     Bottom right hand recto of postcard: 

    A MERRY XMAS

    Cartoon style image of Berlin Express driven by a soldier using a sausage to encourage a bulldog pulling the express.



  • March 30, 2018 22:23:36 Craig Duncan

     

    Top Card: Images of artillery pieces. Entitled 'BIG GUNS'.

    Bottom Card (Left page): Printed Text

     

    'We're well on our way

    In the Berlin Express,

    The Bulldog - he's going it fine.

    You can see by his Stride

    And the Name on his hide,

    He's a Winner, He'll break the Line.

    W. HUNTER, Pte.

    1/2 London Regt.'


     Handwritten note underneath: 

    'From J. Bates

    To Margaret

    Wishing you A Happy Time

    and A prosperous New Year'



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    16885 / 179515
    Source
    http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
    Contributor
    Lilian Brayshaw
    License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


    • English

    • Western Front

    • 1/2nd London Regiment
    • 6th Division
    • Christmas
    • Gas Warfare
    • Prisoners of War
    • Trench Life



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