"The General" Series

Unsigned but artist is believed to be "F S"

These cards have a similar style and similar backs to "F S" cards, and were published by the "Unknown Green Back" publisher. Of particular interest 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.  

Number only 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

Entirely British

 

 

 

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 ...

Entirely British

 

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

Entirely British

 

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]

Entirely British

 

Other examples involving uniform change

 
 

207

The Soldiers are down here for their usual manoeuvers!

[PC II

 

818

The soldiers are down here for their usual manoeuvres.

Entirely British

 

A possible similar case? or part of the same reissue

See Policeman Comics series

 

675  The Policeman's Beat

[PC II]

765: The Policeman's Beat!

[PC i]

 

Some other contemporary "General" post cards

Tommy Salutes  the General

Signed "F S"

Inland Vertigen back

30 October 1908

 

Two Generals

Artist unknown

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 909

23 February 1918

Unsigned but also most certainly by "F S"

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."