Postcards were a popular means of communication during the First World War. They were also used as greetings cards. Embroidered cards were made by French ladies and sold to the soldiers to post home. Many had patriotic themes, such as badges and flags.
Here are few samples that members have in their collections.
This postcard is entitled “The English Camp during Construction”. It dates from 1918. Judging by the trees, it is probably somewhere in northern France and the Western Front.
This postcard is a photograph of a German aeroplane in front of the White Tower in Salonica. It had been shot down in May 1916.
Christmas postcard from 1915 showing an aeroplane and a four-leaved clover.
This postcard shows men resting in a British Camp somewhere on the Western Front. It is dated 24th May 1918.
Printed postcard for Christmas Greetings with the RFC emblem on it
An embroidered postcard showing the RFC emblem.
Embroidered postcard showing the flags of the Allies and the slogan ‘Union is Force’