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British Postcards of the First World War

  • £899


During the First World War a postcard from 'somewhere in France' with news from a loved one would have been eagerly awaited by those left behind in Britain. The postcard had come into its own before the war, and became a key means of communication between a soldier and his home. Peter Doyle examines the postcard's wartime history, tracing the changing experiences of war through the images and messages sent home by the soldiers. Colour illustrations depict the wide range of cards available, from sentimental cards for lovers, to tongue-in-cheek depictions of British soldier's lives, and lampoons of the German army. They offer a valuable insight into the lives of the fighting men, and their relations at home, during the conflict that shaped a generation. 

  • By Peter Doyle
  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • 21 x 15 x 0.5 cm

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