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Postcard announcing declaration of war, 1914, Great Britain

1914

 

Shows crossed flags depicting the Union Jack and the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. Printed above: Britain declared war against Germany / Wednesday, August 5, 1914. Beneath flags: God save the King. Also shows a thistle with message: Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot. At base of card the words to Rule Britannia.

 

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Taken on August 8, 2014