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Christmas Cards and Christmas Gifts 3 months 2 weeks ago #93353

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Christmas Cards and Christmas Gifts 4 days 18 hours ago #95005

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CHRISTMAS CARD 2ND BATTALION WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

This fragile but really nice artefact arrived in the post today. Though rather unseasonal I must admit!

Produced by Gale and Golden.


The front of the card measuring just over 3"(80mm) high by 4" (100mm) wide bearing the regimental badge of the Worcestershire Regiment.


"The Compliment of the Season"


Page1: Arrival of the English mail"


Page 2: Trekking"


Page 3: "In action at Boshfontein"


Page 4: "In camp at Naauwpoort. (Overlooking Magliesberg Valley.)


Inside rear cover. This is my favourite part of the card
All of the actions in which the 2nd Battalion were involved in are highlighted in red.
Also the transition from the soldier on the left in 1899 to the soldier on the right 1900-1901 speaks volumes on how the entire imperial force had to adapt from the strict regimental doctrine at the onset to the man on the right who had adopted the knowledge of the colonials in order to prevail against the Boer commandos.

Amazed (and thankful) as to how these fragile things still survive.
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The same regiment produced a similar but larger card after the end of the war which is nearly a regimental history in it's own right.


Front cover


Inside front


Page 1


page 2


Page 3


Page 4


Page 5


Page 6


Page 7


Page 8 (inside rear cover)
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Page 1 and 2 enclose a folding map



as does pages 3 and 4



and pages 5 and 6


with a final map facing page 8
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MANY thanks for showing this card Paul, showing the route maps of the 2nd Worcesters.
I've never seen an example of this before, very rare.

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It can't have been a cheap card to send but does include information I have not seen published elsewhere. Presumably drawn from the Regimental diary.

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