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    Last edited by spotter; 2nd June 2022 at 10:07 AM.

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    is there any field post marks on the reverse, i have 2 photo post cards my great grandfather sent from Ypres 1915, only 2 he sent home in the 4 years he was away.

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    Neat, never seen these. Are they made in France? I just bought these at a local fair, just because they were cheap. They are pre-IWW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millsbomber View Post
    is there any field post marks on the reverse, i have 2 photo post cards my great grandfather sent from Ypres 1915, only 2 he sent home in the 4 years he was away.
    Didnt see any, what i could gather from the short personal messages on the rear these were sent by 2 members of the same family one postcard has 154 field coy Re and another end of war one has C coy 2nd yorkshire regt christmas 1919 (demob)
    A few of the cards are sent from a father to a son who sadly lost his life in ww2 when the submarine (hms thames) he was serving in was sunk

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    Hi.. yes made in France..ive just had another look and theres several different formats saying made in france on the back of them..
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    The airmen of IWW were equipped with parachutes made out of silk. Wouldn't using silk for postcards be seen as a waste of war materiel?

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    don't think the British airmen were allowed parachutes in WW1 ?

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    American Navy aviators were allowed for sure. Looks like British were too https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-46246552

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    That's an award for WW2, the top brass said the airmen would fight better if thy crashed and burned with there planes, another example of Lions led by Donkeys.

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    Yes, it is an award for those who used parachutes to bail out successfully from a plane. My point was they used parachutes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar_Club
    I copied this from Wikiperia
    In 1911, Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. of Lexington Kentucky, submitted for and in July 1916 received a patent for a backpack style parachute – the Aviatory Life Buoy.[29] His self-contained device featured a revolutionary quick-release mechanism – the ripcord – that allowed a falling aviator to expand the canopy only when safely away from the disabled aircraft.[30]
    Also, silk was required for gun powder bags (coastal artillery) so it had to be a war materiel.
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