Friday, November 06, 2009

Saturday Photohunt - Veterans


My grandfather served in the first world war. He survived a bullet going straight through his chest and lived until he was 84.
On the back of this postcard is the address of a Parisian photographer so from that I assume he was on leave in Paris when it was taken. My grandfather is seated.
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27 comments:

jay said...

I had a look at the Photohunt theme this week, because I've been thinking about joining in, but I didn't think I could contribute anything to this one.

Silly me, and clever you! Of course, I have pictures of my father, grandfather, uncles, cousins and even great-grandfather in military uniforms! Well done. :)

Our grandparents were tough, weren't they? Your grandfather survived a bullet through the chest and lived till his eighties, mine suvived being gassed in the first world war, and kicked in the chest by a mule (invalided out because of that injury) and also lived till his eighties.

Carver said...

What a great shot to have of your grandfather. That's so fortunate that he survived the bullet.

jmb said...

He was a tough old bird and very lucky indeed.

Great photo Liz. Have a happy weekend.

Mar said...

How wonderful to have this picture of your grandfather. He was very lucky. You are lucky to have his pic!
My PH. Happy weekend and happy hunting!

Leslie: said...

My grandfather survived WW1 as well, but the gassing he experienced along with the horrors of the war caused a shortened life, with him having a heart attack and dying in his early 50's. Glad yours had a good long life.

jams o donnell said...

Great choice for the theme Liz. My grandfaterh was very lucky.. he was take prisoner in August 1914 and spent over 4 years as a prisnoer in Germany! Happy weekend

Pat said...

Oh what a great photo and memory.

Happy Weekend.

CherryPie said...

What a lovely photographic memory. A great choice for the theme :-)

YTSL said...

Wow re what you just told us about your grandfather! Sounds like he had quite the life! :)

Anna said...

Great choice for the theme! Using your family photos and history you bring a deeper meaning to historical events. Good for you that you dare to use your personal photos. I'm glad your grandfather survived!
Happy Weekend!
Anna

Jama said...

that is a piece of history there!

Omiae said...

What a robust man! That was a great nostalgic shot. My granddad was part of WW2 and the stories he told were pretty awesome. Great take for the theme! :))

Sassy Mom said...

Such a brave soul! Nice entry.

Mine is up

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! That's a treasure piece you have there. Cool one Liz. :)

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julie said...

Wow, your grandfather was a tough man :)

happy weekend Liz

Marites said...

wow! I'm impressed with your grandpa! he's tough! it's really nice that you have picture of him. I don't have pictures of my paternal grandparents. happy weekend!

hip chick said...

What a wonderful memento to have of your grandfather.

Gattina said...

Was he lucky !! I am against anything concerning wars, soldiers and veterans. I think we have suffered enough.
People should live in peace, without soldiers no war, that's my opinion.
Put the politicians in a ring and let them fight.

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT!!!!

One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
Click Here

Ooorah!

Yami said...

You must be very proud of your grandfather.

chubskulit said...

He was a true hero..

Check out my husband's 20 years in the navy. Have a great weekend!

Arlene said...

priceless keepsake of your grandfather, Liz! Great thing for the theme.

Happy weekend!

Joops said...

its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

Take a look at my HERO

Susanne said...

Wow, your grandfather's story is amazing.

Lisa said...

They look so young!

My contribution to this week's theme was a little unusual.

Redge said...

wow, how lucky you still have their photos.. great!

here's mine..

http://rhedge.com/2009/11/photohunt-militaryveterans.html

Bull Rhino said...

What an awesome keepsake. I'm sure you treasure the photo and the memory. Where would we be without men like your grandfather? This is my first visit to your blog but I doubt it will be my last. Keep up the good work!

Scott