The Soldier's English-French Dictionary

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Private Collection
United Kingdom

Some samples of pages from a small booklet published and sold in the UK to help British soldiers to understand and pronounce common French words and phrases including military terms.

The booklet also contains tables converting weights, measures and money values. 1 franc was said to be equivalent to 10d (ten old pennies). 5 litres = 1gallon and 1 pint.

Believed to have been brought back from the Front by Rifleman Gordon Oliver of the King's Royal Rifle Corps and given to his lifelong friend Isaac Woolfson who kept it with all of Gordon's letters and other items- now in the possession of Isaac's grandson who lives in Luton.

Author: HillC

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