Saint-Quentin 1914-1915


saint-quentin hyene prussienne


The sub-title says “the Prussian Hyena is hiding in Saint-Quentin.”

An interesting propaganda postcard dating probably from 1915. To give you some historical background, Saint-Quentin is a small city from the northern part of France and it was occupied early on by German forces during World War One. It never ceased being near or on the front-line during the entire war and ended up being destroyed almost completely. While it was rebuilt after the war, it didn’t regain its prewar size before the 1950’s.



About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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