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WW1 "flower garden" - 11/5/2019 10:29:12 PM   
Neilster


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This is a "flower garden" from a WW1 prisoner of war camp. Old matey on the left seems hip to the scene and has rolled up a fat one. He should know not to smoke near plants. The dude in the background looks like he smells something isn't quite right here




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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 4:28:21 PM   
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If it's in the US during WWI, it's probably hemp. Still, the picture looks curiously staged. Any other info?

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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 5:07:26 PM   
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I agree, it´s hemp, used for ropes and stuff.

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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 7:05:11 PM   
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Is that a tobacco plant behind the guy on the left?

The guy on the right is my grandfather, he's cool.

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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 10:14:01 PM   
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They look to be Austro-Hungarians by their uniforms. If that is a Tobacco plant, they only grow well in very specific climates (hot, humid with good rainfall), so perhaps they are somewhere in southern Europe, perhaps a Serbian POW camp? Hemp is like a weed (pun intended) and can grow pretty much anywhere.

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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 10:22:34 PM   
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It's a still from a video about WW1 POW camps from the YouTube series The Great War, which is excellent by the way. The same guys are currently doing World War 2...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1AejCL4DA7jYkZAELRhHQ

The two men in the picture look like they're from the Central Powers (probably Austria-Hungary) and my guess is they're not inmates. I'm aware that the plants are probably hemp but it's still incongruous to see marijuana plants in such a historical setting and fun to speculate that bored POWs were breeding potent strains

p.s. Isn't the plant in the background a Sunflower?



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RE: WW1 "flower garden" - 11/7/2019 11:24:41 PM   
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Yep could be, been such a long time since I've seen one

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