German postcard and photograph souvenired by George Powell
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|Title||German postcard and photograph souvenired by George Powell|
|Notes||George Powell was a very small man and was enlisted into The Welsh Bantams. Being of a very young age when the war began he joined by stating he was older than his correct age. By the end of the Great War George had spent a year in hospital suffering horrific injuries.|
Presumably picked up from the battlefield as souvenirs. The postcard depicts German soldiers in a buring village and bears a Feldpost stamp to the reverse; the photograph is of a German signalling unit, with signalling lamp (BlinkgerÃ¤t) on tripod.
Private George Powell would have enlisted as a Bantam in the 17th or 18th (Serivice) Bns. (1st or 2nd Glamorgans), The Welsh Regiment.
|Item Date||14th April 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Gwyneth E Gwynne|
|Contributed on the behalf of||George Powell|