‘WISH YOU WERE HERE!’

Sent in their millions, the humble wartime postcard was a source of cheer and succour – a lifeline for deployed soldiers and evacuated families

Today, brief messages and images are sent through the ether at the touch of a button, but the concept is nothing new. In the first half of the 20th Century, picture postcards were mailed in their millions with a short greeting. Come the world wars, postcards evolved into patriotic boosters and lighthearted cheers, even letting the recipient know the sender was still alive.

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