Camp Coffee anyone?

International and Ottoman troops encamped at Fort Butsunaria

International and Ottoman troops encamped at Fort Butsunaria

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German Coffee advertising card.

I’ve used this illustration before. Then I discovered I wasn’t the only one interested in it.

In spite of there being relatively few German troops on the island, and then only for a short time, one German Coffee company took advantage of their presence to produce an advertising card featuring them. The practice of using pictures of troops in exotic foreign climes to advertise commercial goods, coffee in particular, was not unknown in Britain at the time.

Camp Coffee Advert...possibly from the Sudan Campaigns c. 1885 - 1898

Camp Coffee Advert…possibly from the Sudan Campaigns c. 1885 – 1898

Alternatively:

Camp Coffee Adverts. Colour version is currently in use.

Camp Coffee Adverts. Colour version is currently in use.

 

 

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