This very interesting card is a real photo post card of a military procession of tanks. The front of the card bears this inscription: METZ. - Fetes en l'honneur du President de la Republique, le 8 Decembre 1918 Defile des Chars d'Assaut, Place de la Republique. This is translated: Festivities in honor of the President of the Republic, December 8, 1918. Parade of tanks, Place of the Republic. I find it interesting that this event happened a mere 2 weeks prior to the writing of this postcard.
The card is in very good postally used condition and was mailed by a soldier on Christmas Day, 1918 to a young woman in the USA. There is no stamp, but the back of the card bears the words Soldier's Mail where a stamp would be placed. There is also no post mark, but there is a red stamp with the number 107 where a postmark would be positioned. There is an address and an interesting message both written in ink.
Message: Pvt. William Nick 5th Trench Mortar Battery American Expeditionary Force, France Hello Grace, I'm going to bring one of these little boys (tanks) to ride back to the good old USA. We are having a little snow for Xmas here. Best regards to all William Nick.
GENEALOGY: The card is written from the French front of WWI by Private William Nick who was a member of the 5th Trench Mortar Battery American Expeditionary Force. The card is addressed to Miss Grace Mackey Mt. Kisco, N.Y. USA.
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