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58653: Postcard from William Ernest Foster

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posted on 2024-02-18, 15:09 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Postcard depicting a German in a barrel, with the slogan 'If der Motor Machine Guns haf gone by, den I kan kom out'. Note that he mentions that his service overseas will be in 'Armoured Cars', 'Big motor cars' with steel all around: this is a reference to the first Tanks.

Pte. 200816 William Ernest Foster, D Coy. Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps (later D Bn. Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps and 4th Bn. Tank Corps), served originally in the Machine Gun Corps (Motors).

History

Identifier

9002.cpd| 3817.jpg|GWA_2161_norscan0041.jpg 3818.jpg|GWA_2162_norscan0042.jpg

Creator

Foster, William Ernest

Date

12th March 1916

Date Created

12/03/1916

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Richard Marshall | Helen Callister

Submission Event

Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day, 8th April 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford