Christmas Greetings from the trenches 1914-1918

Today’s post shows images of some of the silk postcards soldiers sent home to their loved ones during the First World War.

WW1 Silk Christmas Card

WW1 Silk Christmas CardWW1 Silk Christmas Card

WW1 Silk Christmas Card

WW1 Silk Christmas Card

WW1 Silk Christmas Card

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2 Responses to Christmas Greetings from the trenches 1914-1918

  1. Andrew Jones says:

    Don’t you get the feeling that these very colourful cards were sent with a great deal more thought and meaning than many of the thousands that have been posted over the last few days? Merry Christmas to all!

  2. the narrator says:

    Some of the messages on the back are heart-breaking. I saw one recently which had a silk embroidery of the allies’ flags on the front and on the back is the message:-

    France 25/12/16
    The flags we are willing to sacrifice our lives for in order that they may continue to float over free peoples. What a tale I will have to tell you all of late, of a Xmas day in the trenches. Fred

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