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Author Topic: French Minister of Armaments WWI  (Read 3728 times)
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« on: 9 November 2012, 17:57:41 »
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Pictured on this postcard is Albert Thomas (1878-1932), French Socialist politician, Secretary of State for War c1916-17.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 November 2012, 17:13:24 »
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can't find why it's written '5e secretaire d'Etat a la Guerre'..... he only had to answer to the Prime Minister so he wasn't 5th in some kind of chain of command

or maybe he was the 5th minister during WWI....

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the first Minister of Armament for the French Third Republic during World War I

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« Reply #2 on: 11 November 2012, 18:18:07 »
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Isnt that an S instead of the name and not a 5?
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« Reply #3 on: 11 November 2012, 22:19:10 »
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with the upper 'e' I suppose it's 5e(5th)
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« Reply #4 on: 12 November 2012, 20:48:24 »
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Close up on the card itself it looks most like an 'S' with a superscript 's' (with a dot below.)  I know 5^e means 'cinquieme' but not what S^s means for a French abbreviation.  I assume it's some honorific.  Either that or 'super-secret'  whistle
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