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Patriotic Navy Postcard - S.M.S. Ariadne

Patriotic Navy Postcard - S.M.S. Ariadne

Regular price $25.00 USD
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Unveiling a piece of maritime history, our Patriotic Navy Postcard captures a poignant moment of patriotism during the early days of World War I. This vintage postcard features a sailor proudly holding a Kriegsflagge, saluting what appears to be the small cruiser S.M.S. Ariadne in the background.

The reverse side of the postcard holds secrets of its own, with a message in black ink revealing the name of the ship to which the sailor was assigned. Unfortunately, due to the passage of time, we cannot decipher the ship's name. However, two rubber stamps provide additional historical context. The bottom stamp, partially obscured, pertains to the sailor's ship and the onboard post office. The top stamp, from Wilhelmshaven, bears the date 26 October 1914, providing a glimpse into a time when the war had only been underway for two months.

This postcard is not just a collectible; it's a window into the early days of naval service, capturing the spirit and pride of a sailor during a crucial period in history. It's an affordable and meaningful addition to any collection, offering a tangible connection to the brave individuals who served in the navy during World War I.

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