Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wartime Advertisments from the Collection of Tony Langley

For the last decade I have been most fortunate to have Tony Langley of Antwerp, Belgium, as a contributing editor to all of my publications. Today we are sharing some of images featuring products to send to British Tommies at the Front.

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  1. How appropriate to feature a Wrigley's ad since Wrigley Field tonight hosts its first World Series game since 1945.

  2. I have a WW1 era bottle of Lea & Perrins in my collection. Complete with glass stopper and residue of the sauce inside. I could send an image if wanted.
    Steve Douglas

    1. Please send images of the bottle with some good shots of the label. This will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  3. I remember drinking Horlicks as a warm night-time drink when growing up in England. It's delicious--and it's still available!
    David Beer

  4. How wonderful! I think these glimpses into everyday life help to humanize immense events in history.