Monday, 29 April 2013

British Sodiers First World War 'postcard' revealed

A captured First World War soldier's postcard home has emerged 95 years after it was sent from a prisoner of war camp in Germany. Charles Jeffries sent the card from a camp in Limburg an der Lahn on April 30 1918 to let his family in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, know that he had been taken prisoner. His granddaughter Pat Nicholls, 78, of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, had the card in a file of family memorabilia and has revealed it to local historians in her village. The card is printed in a mixture of German and English and headed: "I am a prisoner of war in Germany." It has been stamped in German and Mr Jeffries has written his personal details and home address in pencil. Read More HERE

Royal Naval Division

One cannot imagine the horrors these men went through in WW1, the biggest crime of the whole War was the amount of British soldiers shot by firing squad for `desertion`, many were just suffering from shell shock and were wandering around the battlefield in shock, if you didn't have your rifle with you , you were destined for the firing squad, a few years ago these soldiers were pardoned by the British Government, much to late.

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