Great War Cigarette Cards.

ww1 fifty cigarette cards produced by W. D. & H. O Wills and titled 'Military Motors.'

It was not only soldiers and civilians who enjoyed the contents of a cigarette packet. Many children did too – but for a different reason. A cigarette card was usually inserted into each packet and they were eagerly collected by children. Many subjects featured on these cards and one that was extremely popular during the 1914-1918 war, was a set of fifty cards produced by W. D. & H. O Wills. It was titled ‘Military Motors.’ However, there were two distinct versions of the set. The first was captioned along the bottom edge of the cards “PASSED FOR PUBLICATION BY THE PRESS CENSOR. 21-9-16.” The second version did not carry the caption. On the back of each card was a full description of the vehicle featured on the front. The vehicles were British and French.


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