German World War One commemorative cup and saucer
'German World War One commemorative cup and saucer celebrating a Silver Wedding on the 5th March 1914. 'From your beloved son, Heinrich, Machine Gun Company of Infantry Regiment, '' Karl (7 Brig) No. 60, Weissenburg.' Lavishly decorated with pictures, flowers and grapes (some in relief), a family portrait and many dedications in German. Rough translations - 'I'm standing far away serving the Fatherland, therefore I cannot give you my hand today.' 'Wake up happy every morning. Drink your coffee without sorrow.' 'What we make today in Silver, we hope to give you in Gold. Commemorative Ware'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Russian Patriotic Propaganda Poster - Red Army Day
"The glory of these days will never fall silent."
A quote from the march of the Amur Far East partisans of the Russian Civil war era. This song was popular throughout the USSR and sung in school classrooms. A general propaganda poster, likely to have been produced to advertise the annual Red Army Day ('Defender of the Fatherland Day ') celebrated on February 23rd each year.
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