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52732: Christmas Card from Philip Alick Lavers sent to his father, his eldest son.

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posted on 2024-02-23, 13:51 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

My grandfather, Philip Alick Lavers was serving in France with a South African seige battery when he sent this Christmas Card to my father, his eldest son in a family of five children. I feel that it illustrates the great emotions of those days. Lieutenant-General Smuts words were so very inspirational and of great motivational importance at that time, to an army which was spending it's fourth Christmas in the trenches.

Editor's Comment:
Christmas Card: 'A Greeting | Xmas 1917-18'. Capbadge of the South African Heavy Artillery to top, with arms of the four provinces of Union of South Africa to corners, arms of the Union of South Africa to centre, flanked by Lillies.

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3595.jpg| GWA_1885_Christmas_1917-18.jpg|

Creator

Lavers, Philip Alick

Date

December 1917

Date Created

01/12/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alick Lavers

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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