My Grandmother gave me these boxes some years ago, but i have totally forgotten about them.
She moved out of her house and couldn't keep everything. The boxes were labeled with "War". So i think we will find stuff from 1939 to 1945.
I do not know what's inside but we will find out.
2,4,6 or 8 decides which box I open first.
a black small case
some official printed pohots "way of the army in the west"
Okay, i found some itneresting pictures of the daily life of a soldier, POWs, pictures from battlefields but i cut it.
By all means, include the daily life pics too!
This stuff is really interesting.
Just don't stop posting if we don't reply for a while.
I'm in the middle of a project and keeping the tab open in the background.
my grandfather riding a horse
trip with french friemds (what the hell?)
i didn't know they were aloowed to take private pics.
Why did my grandfather have a camera? I thought it was really expensive back then.
two of the medals seem to be from the first world war
Upper left corner: Grandfather
to his right: His brother
Other pictures: Funeral of the said brother
abandoned vehicles at the coast of france after the armies fled to britain
These letters were also in the cigar box with the medals.
I'm no expert on this front at all.
Obviously having those, of course if they are real (which I see no reason why they wouldn't be.) helps a shit load.
My advice, search online for collectors forums and/or head to a museum to speak to someone. DO NOT GO TO A COLLECTOR!
They will bull shit you all day long
OP, you shouldn't sell though. This is history, and the fact that you are somewhat personally connected helps my point.
Keep them! Despite what the neck beards say, some of them are rare, especially with a back story and proof there of. Also, the older they get, the more money you can make with them one day
>i didn't know they were aloowed to take private pics.
>Why did my grandfather have a camera? I thought it was really expensive back then.
No, it was quote common. We have a bunch of similar pictures my grandpa and great uncles took.
Lots of regular soldiers had cameras and took photos. Nobody cared apparently.
I couldn't agree more, just telling him to be careful.
This is truly a fascinating find. All of it. You are in possession of history, and a very interesting side you don't often get to see.
These to are from the first world war i think