This French New Year postcard from the World War I era is dated 1915. The woman wearing a red Phrygian cap is dressed as either Marianne or Liberty (apparently the distinction is not always clear), patriotic symbols of the French Republic. Two French soldiers pose ready to charge with swords, while a German soldier plays dead on the ground.
The caption is as follows:
L'ennemi vient dans un éclair
Chargez, soldats, et sabre au clair!
The enemy comes in a flash
Charge, soldiers, and with drawn swords!
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