The Daily Postcard No. 41

Many British soldiers would never have been abroad before, hence comments such as the one above, ‘here are wild people who live like this’.  Actually, I could tell you tales of my own encounters with the Bedouin, but I probably won’t. Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 40

Another three-card Bamforth set today, and if you want my advice, mate, get shot of that red belt/bandolier combination you’ve got strapped across your shoulders, eh?  Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 39

Another Daily Mail card today, and I have little doubt that, once again, just like yesterday’s card, the scene depicts exactly what it says on the tin.  Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 38

Among the best known Great War postcards are those produced from the summer of 1916 by the Daily Mail.  All show images taken by official British war photographers, and some of them, such as this one, are striking.  Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 37

Following yesterday’s card, today we pay a visit to the forgotten front.  The British sent an army to Salonika in October 1915 to counter Bulgarian advances south into Greece, and it remained there, through blazing summers and atrocious winters, until the war’s end.  Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 36

It seems we are off to Egypt today.  Continue reading

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The Daily Postcard No. 35

More sentimental German postcards today.  Continue reading

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