The Soldier's Marching Song
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Description(Color) Printed in blue, this postcard depicts two flags (Great Britain and the Royal Standard) and a crown with the words "Keep the Flag Flying." As per the title, the text can be sung to the tune of "Ring the Bell, Watchman" and the lyrics are written by Ralph W. Phipps specifically as a war song. This card is uninscribed and unposted.
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
Phipps, Ralph W. [author] (2011). The Soldier's Marching Song. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from