"The General"

Artist unknown - possibly "F S"

 
It is not certain who the artist is but these cards have a similar style and similar backs to "F S" cards. Their main interest is in the way that the cards have been modified between early 1914 (when the first set were printed) and 1915/1916  when they were reprinted.  

Postcard PC II Back

Back in use 1913/4

Entirely British Manufacture back

Redrawn version after First World War started

 

 

208

The 'General' isn't pleased with the result of the Military Manvres!

[PC II]

 

829

The 'General' isn't pleased with the result of the Military Manvre

 

 

 

224 We don't like the Colonel but we love the General

[PC II]

   

229  A soldier will follow his 'general' anywhere, but ...

[PC II]

825 A soldier will follow his 'general' anywhere, but ...

 

246 The Officers here are very nice. The General often asks me in to supper  [PC II]

827  The Officers here are very nice. The General often asks me in to supper

 

240   It's a soldier's duty to salute the 'General'

[PC II]  22 October 1914

830   It's a soldier's duty to salute the 'General'

21 June 1917 [17 August 1916]

 

A possible similar case? or part of the same reissue

 

675  The Policeman's Beat

[PC II]

The Policeman's Beat

[back not seen]

 

Some other contemporary "General" post cards

Two Generals

CONTRASTS - A Man swanks if his father is a General - But you bet he'll keep it dark if his mother is one!

Entirely British ?999

23 February 1918

In case you haven't realised it, many middle class households only had one resident domestic who did all the various duties and was often referred to as "The General."

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