British Postcards of the First World War

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ISBN: 9780747807667 Author: Doyle, Peter Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 22nd March 2010 Imprint: Shire Cover: Paperback Pages: 64 Language: English Readership: / Code: Category: Subject:

Very different in their illustration, and in their writing, between the beginning of the First World War and the end, postcards provide a social history of the war in microcosm. Illustrated with a wide range of postcards, this is a fascinating look into the response of the British people to the horrors of the war.

Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most numerous, and most telling, surviving artifacts of World War I. They tell us much about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men’s lives, and into the thoughts and emotions of those left behind. Very different in their illustration, and in their writing, between the beginning of the war and the end, the postcard provides a social history of the war in microcosm. Illustrated with a wide range of postcards, this book is a perfect introduction to the subject for the collector, and will help any family or social historian to gain a better understanding of the postcards in his possession.

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