L V and Cie Series

LV&Cie was a prolific French publisher of view and topical postcards before and during World War I.  Their war postcards are imprinted with the letters LVC and an index number (i.e. B-3) against a small flag of varying nationalities.  The A prefixed postcard production numbers are more extensive often with a second lower case letter (or sub-division) inserted before the digit(s) (i.e. Aj-6).  All of the postcards were printed in France in color and were artist rendered as opposed to using actual photographs.  Coverage includes military action on both the Western and Eastern Fronts and the Balkans, military life of individual soldiers and a few patriotic themes.  A few examples have simple imprints or titles in French only while the majority contains a lengthier French imprint with an accompanying English translation.

NumberFrench ImprintEnglish Imprint
A.3LES ZOUZOUS
A.4EN GUERRE. ARMY RUSSE ARTILLERIE TRAVERSANT UN COLDES CARPATHESTHE WAR. RUSSIAN ARMY ARTILLERY CROSSING A PASS IN THE CARPATHIANS
A.5EN GUERRE. ARMEE RUSSE INFANTERIE - LA PRISE D'UNE POSITION ENNEMIETHE WAR. RUSSIAN ARMY INFANTRY - THE CAPTURE OF AN ENEMY'S POSITION
A.6EN GUERRE. ARMEE RUSSE G.D. NICHOLAS EN HUSSARD DE LA GARSE ET COSAQUETTHE WAR. RUSSIAN ARMY. THE G.D. NICHOLAS IN HUSSARD OF THE GUARD AND COSSACKS
Ac.1EN GUERRE. LE ROI D'ANGLETERRE AU FRONTTHE WAR. THE KING AT THE FRONT
Ac.2EN GUERRE. L'ABUS DU DRAPEAU BLANCTHE WAR. THE ABUSE OF THE WHITE FLAG
Ac.3EN GUERRE. LA GARDE PRUSSIENNE SE REND AU REGIMENT DE MIDDLESEXTHE WAR. HOW THE PRUSSIAN GUARD SURRENDERED TO THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT
Ac.4EN GUERRE. ATTAQUE D'UR BUREAU DE DOUANE ALLEMAND PAR LES ALPINS DANS LES PAR HAUTES VOSGESTHE WAR. FRENCH INFANTRY ATTACKING A GERMAN CUSTOM HOUSE IN THE HIGH VOSGES
Ac.5EN GUERRE. TROUPE INDIENNE DAN LES TRANCHEESTHE WAR. INDIAN TROOPS IN THE TRENCH
Aj.2LEGION D'HONNEUR. OFFICIER. COMMENT ON LA GAGNENONE
Aj.4LA CROIX DE GUERRE. COMMENT ON LA GAGNE CITATION A L.0RDRE DU CORPS D'ARMEE CROIX EN VERMEILNONE
Al.2INFANTERIE DE LIGNENONE
Al.6TIRAILLEURS MAROCAINSNONE
B.3EN GUERRE…NOTRE 75 EN ACTIONTHE WAR. OUR 75 IN ACTION
B.4 EN GUERRE. ARTILLIERIE BELGE EN ACTIONTHE WAR. BELGIAN ARTILLERY IN ACTION
C.3EN GUERRE. MORTAR DE 270THE WAR. A 270 HOWITZER
C.4EN GUERRE. CANON DE 65 DE MONTAGNE DES ALPINSTHE WAR. A 65" ALPINE CANNON
D.5EN GUERRE. BELGE DEFENDANT LINE ROUTETHE WAR. BELGIANS DEFENDING A POST
D.6EN GUERRE. AUTO MITRAILLEUSE BELGETHE WAR. A BELGIAN MOTOR GUN
E.4EN GUERRE. CHIEN GARDIENDES TRANCHEES AU GLAICESTHE WAR. A GUARD DOG ON THE ENGLISH TRENCH
F.3EN GUERRE. L'EXODETHE WAR. THE EXODUS
G.6EN GUERRE. CONSTRUCTION DES TRANCHEESTHE WAR. CONSTRUCTION OF TRENCHES
I.2EN GUERRE. CANONS ANGLAIS A LONGUE PORTEETHE WAR. A LONG RANGE ENGLISH CANNON
I.3EN GUERRE. FRANCAIS OFFRANT DES FLEURS AUX SOLDATS ANGLAISTHE WAR. FRENCH PEOPLE OFFERING FLOWERS TO ENGLISH SOLDIERS
I.5EN GUERRE. CONTIGENT DE LA NOUVELLE ZELANDE ALLANT AU FRONTTHE WAR. SOLDIERS FROM NEW ZEALAND GOING TO THE FRONT
K.1OFFICIER DE GUIDES. UN RENSEIGINEMENTGUIDE OFFICER. AN INQUIRY
K.2CHASSEURS A CHEVAL: DANS LE DUNESLIGHT CAVALRY: IN THE DUNES
K.4CARABINIER: L' ATTAQUERIFLEMAN: THE ATTACK
K.5GENIE. CONSTRUCTION D'UNE TRANCHEEENGINEER. DIGGING TRENCHES
K.6INFANTERIE EN OBSERVATIONINFANTRY ON THE LOOK OIT
L.1MITRAILLEUSE BELGEBELGIAN MACHINE GUN
L.2GRENADIERS BELGES - LA TRANCHEEBELGIAN GRENADIERS. THE TRENCH
L.3CHAUSSERS A PIED BELGES. AU DRAPEAUBELGIAN LIGHT INFANTRY. TO THE FLAG
L.4LANCIER BELGE - LA POURSUITEBELGIAN LANCER - THE PURSUIT
L.5ETAT - MAJOR BELGE - GENERAL ET CAPITAINEBELGIAN STAFF - GENERAL & CAPTAIN
L.6ARTILLIERIE BELGE. LA GUARDBELGIAN ARTILLERY. ON GUARD
0.3JOFFREJOFFRE
R.1EN GUERRE. BATAILLE DE LA MARNE - LES TURCOS A GERMIGN-'L'EVEQUETHE BATTLE OF THE MARNE - THE TURCOS AT GERMIGNY-L'EVEQUE
S.2LE BELGIQUE SE DEFEND PAR L'INONDATION (MANNEKIN PIS)BELGIUM DEFENDS ITSELF BY ….DELUGE (MANNEKIN PIS)
S.3A LA BELGIQUE. BLESSEE MAIS NON MOURANTETO BELGIUM. WOUNDED BUT NOT DYING
S.4A LA BELGIQUE. LIBEREE QUAND MEMETO BELGIUM. FREE AT LAST
T.1EN GUERRE. DECHARGEMENT D'UNE PIECETHE WAR. DISCHARGING OF A GUN
T.3EN GUERRE. SECTION EN RECONNAISSANCETHE WAR. A SECTION IN RECONNOITRING (SIC)
T.4EN GUERRE. ALPINS PREPARENT LE RATATHE WAR. ALPINES PREPARING RATIONS
T-5EN GUERRE. COMPAGNIE D' ALPINS EN MARCHETHE WAR. A COMPANY OF ALPINES ON THE MARCH
U.1LA FRANCE RECONNAISSANTS à L'ANGLETERRENONE
U.6DU COTE DE LA FRANCE ARRIVE UNE CLARTE ET POUR VOUS CETTE AURORE A NOM - LA LIBERTE!NONE
W.1REIMSREIMS
W.2ARRASARRAS
W.4MALINESMALINES
W.5YPRESYPRES
Z.1EN GUERRE. COMBAT DANS LES TRANCHEES INONDEESTHE WAR. FIGHTING IN THE FLOODED TRENCHES
Z.4EN GUERRE. LES POILUS AU RETURN DES TRANCHEESTHE POILUS ON THEIR WAY BACK FROM THE TRENCHES
Z.5EN GUERRE. LES GENERAUX JOFFRE ET FRENCH SUR LE FRONTTHE WAR. GENERAL JOFFRE & GENERAL FRENCH AT THE FRONT
Z.6EN GUERRE. COMBAT POUR GAGNER UN PEU DE TERRAIN EN ARGONNETHE STRUGGLE FOR A FEW YARDS IN THE ARGONNE
PENDANT LE HALTE LE DRAPEAUNONE