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

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sir Douglas Haig
From the Collection of Cyril Mazansky

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From set of 50 cards titled "Allied Army Leaders;"
issued by tobacco firm W.D. & H.O. Wills in 1917.

About Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards were first used as stiffeners to cigarette packs in the latter part of the 19th century. They began being used as a marketing tool with the British ultimately dominating the field. The Anglo-Boer war was a major stimulus for card production. More details on First World War Cards will follow in future installments.  

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