cards are kind of creepy. You always wonder if the sender survived.
You assume yes—if C.M. Will’s brother A.E. had died in Europe
somewhere, would this 1918 post card have ended up at a garage sale?
World War I
cards tend to be grim or sentimental.
translates as “Faithful care.” It was sent by an Austrian fellow to
his sweetheart in Utica, NY. Must have been a bit of a complicated
Translation: “Lille [France] during the German occupation. The
Germans at the Post Office”
rare WWI comic card. This German solider enjoying R & R in the
Netherlands says, “I am by myself, but not lonely.” Perhaps these
Dutch chippies later found themselves paraded through the street
were much more common—even the rule—during World War II. Many have
the haw-haw flavor of grade school rivalries….
atrocities and racism! Not the finest moments of the Greatest
And let’s not forget the “skirts”….
return…to the American Heritage Museum in Scottsdale, AZ
And a wax
Axis! Mussolini, Hitler and…Wally Cox?
Not to be
outdone, the Brits and Argentines went ahead and had a war as
I’m still waiting for some cards from
our current Worst.War.Ever.
Maybe with Lynndie England….