I have wanted to scrap these WWI pictures for some time so the Scrap 365 May Challenge seemed the ideal opportunity and I had already knitted the poppies for it.
The left hand picture was taken in France hence the Eiffel Tower picture and French postage stamp. In the vellum envelope is a scan of an original silk postcard and message. I have several of those he sent and they are in good condition considering they are almost 100 years old!
I cannot image what it must have felt like - they were in the rifle brigade - spending 4 years in a trench and knowing they could be killed at any time. Or what their wives and children must have felt when they read about the huge numbers of casualties each day.
Luckily he survived, or I would not be here today. Makes you think, doesn't it?