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Posted 4 years ago


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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.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking pw and ted.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Link to another RPPC showing US doughboys wearing "hate belts":

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking key1.

  4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 4 years ago
    Although "Hate Belt" is the common term in the U.S., I'm finding lately that the Brits tend to go with "Trophy Belt" More apt, considering they are frequently adorned with UK/Commonwealth insignia. The Cap badge on the left appears to be the Royal Artillery, while the one on the right seems to be the Lincolnshire Regiment.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the IDs on the badges, chris.

    I like to use the term "souvenir belt" as it works for belts adorned with enemy, friendly or both insignia.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks petey.


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