Sunday, November 16, 2014

The boys

The boys on this First World War postcards do not look more than 19 or 20 years old.

The crumpled state indicate they were kept in pockets.

Sentimental in tone - the texts talk of mothers, sweethearts and angels.

But presumably the sentimentality was welcome, as they have obviously been sent.

No trace here of the Anthem for Doomed Youth.

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