Looks like a presentation piece with some nice original labels and stamps on the frame !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
That's an official Junkers press photo that was used by the firm for P.R. purposes and was also sold as a postcard. The aircraft is Junkers Ju52/3 W/Nr.4701 D-ANYF 'Erich Pust' operated by Lufthansa.
The photo shows it flying over the Spanish Coast around about 1939. I believe, but cannot prove, it may have been used earlier during the Spanish Civil War to ferry German troops to that country. The aircraft was eventually pressed into service by the Luftwaffe, and was lost in 1941 under circumstances I cannot find out about.
It would be interesting if the writing and label can be translated by someone here. The label mentions the town/city of Dessau, which was where the 'Erich Pust' was based.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Hello Ned & company
thanks for interesting informations, i will make better photos of handwriting
I can translate the upper label
kunsthandlung = art gallery or .... something like that
feraruf 3545 = telephone number
einrahmungen = framing of photos
The piece says partially "From great-great uncle -name illegible-
In Recognition for good Sports achievements 24 July 1938-signature illegible-
My guess is that this was from an athletic competition among workers...Cheers, Glenn
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