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AMOS, R.C. (Believed to be a Canadian) ROYAL NAVY. Three albums of personal photographs taken by Sub. Lieutenant P.C. Amos, Royal Navy from 1916 to 1919 during service at Portsmouth and Le Havre, France. - 1. - "Portsmouth & M.L. 205" (47 photos).
19x 24cm, green fabrikoid. - 2. - "First War Pictures Mostly of Havre." (43 photos). 12x 16cm, brown cloth, - 3. - "First War 1917-19. Mostly Havre, France." (81photos). 18x 19cm, maroon cloth, - The photographs are 4 x 6 cm (1.5" x 2.5") and the commercial albums are designed with slots to mount them. The first album has hand-written captions and is inscribed "Sub-Lieut. P.C. Amos R.N.V.R. H.M.M.L. "305". 1916. Bought in Ramsgate Nov. 1916." (cmt) Very scarce views of two major ports in World War One, Portsmouth and Le Havre, France. Le Havre was a important base for British warships and entry point for British soldiers to the Western Front. A tipped-in newspaper clipping indicates that Lieut. Amos was a liaison officer with the French at Le Havre. He served aboard Royal Navy motor launches "305" & "366" and there are pictures of the crews and ships. Lieut. Amos is believed to have been Canadian from Montreal (by provenance), probably fluent in French (liaison officer) and had named the "305" cat mascot, "Canada".