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WW1 Cavalry Regimental Uniforms Art Horses Lancers Cossacks John Player Cigarette Cards 1914

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011

Do you have a relative who served in WW1? Please feel free to leave a comment, thank you :)

I review the following WW1 cigarette card set in this video:

Title: Regimental Uniforms (extra large cards)
Name of Manufacturer: John Player and Son
Year of Issue: 1914
Number of Cards in Set: 10 cards

Card Titles Include: Belgian Army, 4th Regiment of Lancers; French Army, Artillery; Belgian Army, 2nd Chasseurs a Cheval; French Army, Spahi; French Army, Chasseurs a Cheval; Indian Army, 26th King George's Own Light Cavalry, Late 1st Madras Lancers; 13th Duke of Connaught's Lancers Watson's Horse, Late 13th Duke of Connaught's Bengal Lancers; Indian Army, Imperial Cadet Corps; Russian Army, Officer of Hussars; Russian Army, Trumpeter Cossack of the Guard

If you'd like to find out more about these cards please visit my website at:
http://www.creamofcards.com/

For more WW1 card videos please click the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xD1KT...

The huge revolution in firepower was not matched by similar advances in mobility. That's why horses were still widely used in WW1. The first standard issue military tanks did not join the war effort till quite late, and even those were very experimental and caused almost as much damage to the exhaust fume poisoned operatives as they did to the enemy.

John Player and Sons issued a number of beautifully illustrated military card sets leading up to and towards the beginning of WW1. This particular set is devoted to cavalry regiments and, judging by the unusual large size of the cards, would have been issued in the extra big packets. The bumper packets were not as popular as the regular packets, explaining why these cards are quite scarce. As with the early movie studios, the card issuers were reluctant to reveal the names of their artists. They feared that their staff would ask for more money if they became celebrities in their own right. However, attitudes changed as the pressures of the free market took effect.

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