London: Ca. 1915. A pristine silk printed banner on a turned wood display containing the phrase "our Brave Boys in Khaki". The phrase "our brave boys in khaki" appears in an advertisement for a "war drama" being presented in June of 1915, which states, "To-night we finally screen Our Grand Patriotic War Drama, Vividly illustrating the gallant and heroic deeds of our brave boys in khaki. The sang froid and coolness of the Colonial troops under fire was a marked feature of the forcing of the Dardanelles." (Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2488, 15 June 1915, Page 7).
The text, printed in red, reads
'A Christmas Toast with Greeting. "TO THE DAY" Here's to THE DAY when we've proved to the HUN, That the Bombastic Rule of THE KAISER is done, And our Brave Boys in Khaki have made it quite plain, Tis a Fight to a Finish and Never Again.'
The Christmas greeting is in the form of a small standing table decoration, a printed silk banner with silver cord fringe and wooden post, which can be inserted into a wooden base so that the banner is displayed upright. In the original white moire-design covered box.
Not dated, but certainly a contemporary Christmas greeting. The Banner stands at 6 1/4" tall by 4" wide. Fine condition; the lower half of the box with short split at one edge. Fine. Item #19792