Postcards from the Great War

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Four leaf clover to bring luck to its bearer

<<Teach me how to defend my country>>

<<Fit for infantry !>> a german postcard describes the joys of military life.

<<Now that you are back come and pay the income tax ! >> The income tax, not the least of the calamities brought by war, greets the soldiers when he returns home.

<<Your father is absent my dear, but he will come back. Then we will be able to love him even better>>

<<Each day I pray that God my father protects>>

To the dear absent : <<I wait for, I rejoice for the day I see you again, little father, this is my only wish>>

Peace supplicates War

For the absent : <<While working we pray for your glorious and happy return>>

<<I knit like a good french woman>>

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