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Re: Writing crossed out on reverse of photo sent after WWII
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Helen.

Very interesting post.
I agree with others - mans dearest possession is his life and since he lives it but once let him die knowing that he dedicated it to the greatest cause of all the liberation of mankind  (Lenin).

I think it is signed Comrade Young.

Could be an "in joke" perhaps??

Looby

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Re: Writing crossed out on reverse of photo sent after WWII
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering - was the message your Dad's handwriting?

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Re: Writing crossed out on reverse of photo sent after WWII
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 22:53 GMT (UK) »
I too think it is signed "Comrade" but think the following word is too long to be Young...I think the first letter could be an F and ends with G which is formed similarly to the G in knowing.
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Re: Writing crossed out on reverse of photo sent after WWII
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 03:03 GMT (UK) »
Just wondering - was the message your Dad's handwriting?

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the writing is not Dad's. when I asked him he couldn't remember the friend from the picture (he's 91) or what the message on the reverse was.  Deciphering it may help him remember, so will show him all these posts!

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Re: Writing crossed out on reverse of photo sent after WWII
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 03:22 GMT (UK) »
I too think it is signed "Comrade" but think the following word is too long to be Young...I think the first letter could be an F and ends with G which is formed similarly to the G in knowing.
Carol
'Comrade' is really interesting and fits with the Actual quote. Working out the following word is harder.  I thought the first letter could be a 'J', but will try working out a name 'G......ing'
Thank you!