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    Help me date this French postcard (Solved!)

    Sorry it can't be one of those French postcards but it's probably around the same era. And sorry I can't post a pic.

    It's 5 x 3 and the front is a color drawing (probably from an actual photo) that shows a line of 36 soldiers on a grassy hill with a row of houses behind them.

    The soldiers have uniforms that consist of grayish or perhaps dull greenish jackets and black trousers. Their caps have red bands and are white on top.

    In front of the men are two burning pots, which one soldier is beating with a shovel.

    The words Audun le Roman. are on the front.

    On the reverse it reads Kunst u. Verlagsanstalt Schaar & Dathe, Komm. Ges. a. Akt., Trier. vertically upwards in the center, and Nr. 1109. at the base of this column of words.

    Audun le Roman seems to be a town in Northern France and my grandfather was in France in WWI so I have an idea how it came to be in my family, but I'd love to know who the soldiers were, and perhaps what the significance of the town is.

    Thanks for any help!
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny - 1958D (5/9/14)
    Silver - 1928P dime (12/5/11)
    Dollar coin - 2007P (Jefferson) (8/12/13)

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    Re: Help me date this French postcard

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim



    http://postcards.delcampe.com/page/l...anguage,E.html

    I think that area was raveged around 1915ish... WWI action.
    WOW, That's it!!! Nice going Jim! Thanks so much!

    It's funny that my postcard has yellow and blue flowers added into the lower left corner. It's much nicer than the scene's actual pic which, as you said, looks more ravaged. The houses seem nicer too. Propaganda?

    Again many thanks Jim!
    Last appearance in pocket change:

    Wheat penny - 1958D (5/9/14)
    Silver - 1928P dime (12/5/11)
    Dollar coin - 2007P (Jefferson) (8/12/13)

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    Re: Help me date this French postcard

    That was freakily fast MJ

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    Re: Help me date this French postcard

    Quote Originally Posted by trikikiwi
    That was freakily fast MJ
    Yea... less than three minutes. LOL

    The truth is Google did all the work...




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    Re: Help me date this French postcard

    You've probably worked out by now but the soldiers are german.
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