Category Archives: Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork

The Propaganda of Conscription Down Under Part Two – The Referendum of 1917

Here we go again.

Posted in Australia, Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork, Conscription | 2 Comments

The Propaganda of Conscription Down Under Part One – The Referendum of 1916

The issue of conscription was one that all the countries of the Commonwealth would have to deal with at some point during the Great War, and Australia was no different. 

Posted in Australia, Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork, Conscription, Postcards | 3 Comments

The Propaganda of Conscription – The Military Service Act of 1916

The most famous image of the Great War was originally designed as a magazine cover.  Bet you didn’t know that. 

Posted in Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork, Conscription | 2 Comments

New Addition

So what’s all this then? 

Posted in Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork | 17 Comments

Lice, or La Main Coupée

Now, I don’t usually do this, in fact I don’t think I have ever done so before, but I am going to recommend a read for you.  Until last week, this little book had resided for decades, unread, in a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork | 11 Comments

A Kansas Tale

Not so long ago a letter came into my possession which continues last Sunday’s Weekly Postcard story.  You might find it of interest.

Posted in Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork | 12 Comments

The Army Field Service Post Card

Army Form A. 2042.  The ubiquitous Army Field Service Post Card, this example posted in December 1916 (note the ‘Canadian Corps HQ’ written at the top of the card).  How many millions, and I mean millions, of these found their … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Documents, Maps & Artwork, Prisoners-of-War | 9 Comments