Posted 4 years ago
This Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) shows a boy sporting a WW1 souvenir trench art belt.
This type of belt is often referred to as a "hate belt" as they were known to be adorned with insignia of the enemy. This particular example appears to carry British Regimental insignia-- any specific IDs are appreciated. One looks to have a large cannon representing an artillery unit.
Most likely the image dates from right after the end of the war and the belt was a souvenir brought home or sent home by Dad.
The postcard itself carries a "k Ltd" stamp box and has known use from 1918- 1936.
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