What does this commemorate?

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What does this commemorate?

Post by frances »

I have posted a pic of some crochet lace on

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22879603@N04/

Any idea what this crochet lace edging from a table-cloth commemorates? I think that I scanned the lace in from the back, unfortunately. The top flag is obviously the Union Jack. Someone went to a lot of trouble to make this edging and I would love to know something of the background.

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By the looks of it I would say that it commemorates the llied powers at the start of the great war, flags of France, UK and Russia.

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Matt_D wrote:By the looks of it I would say that it commemorates the llied powers at the start of the great war, flags of France, UK and Russia.

Russia! Indeed that is what it could be. I waxs really confused, thinking for some reason it was the German flag. If it is Russia then it could well be dated before 1917, as that pattern ceased to exist due to the revolution.

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Goodness me!

So why have a commemorative item if it was at the beginning of a war?

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it could have been made to comemerate the alliance of the Entente powers. There have been commemrative postcards showing British, Belgian, French and Russian soldiers. It saying were all in this together and we will win because of that type thing.

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Post by frances »

Oh, right.

Well I think that this lace should be passed on to someone to whom it means a lot. I met a young lady who knits for the forces, re-enactment and those in today's battles. She knits bandages and balaclavas, and socks and suits from wartime knitting patterns. Cannot remember her name now. But she said she can be found behind the tea urn at re-enactment events. Do you know who I mean?

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