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New WWI Photos found

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Hi all!

 

Just spotted this story featuring the off-field exploits of some unidentified Jasta 34 and 25 airmen, and others.  It is apparently a new find, and full of candidates for the BOC, judging by their sometimes wobbly state and bottles of champagne, schnaps, etc.

 

Ok, men, you know your mission - go find links to the full set!

 

Best,

 

Tom

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And then in the comments, someone posted this:

 

"Top-hole. Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie."

 

No doubt British jargon, but about the only thing I'm familiar with in all that is "pranged his kite" for a crash.  I suspect some Cockney slang, but I'll bet even that changes over time - have we any translators about?

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The article talks about how "rare" these kinds of photos are, but they aren't, really. I've soon boatloads. You see a lot of these kinds of shots with Christmas trees in the background. Still, they are interesting photos, so thanks for posting the link.

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Saw the transcription over at the other site, I'll have to try the video when I get home!  Thanks, old chap, I'll head down the apples'n'pears to the car park now!

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