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Mirth in Wartime

I was looking for something to do with WWI yesterday and came across this brilliant German postcard from around 1918.

Mirth in Wartime

Mirth in Wartime c.1918

Vintage real photo postcard, c.1918, written (as yet untranslated), uncirculated, divided back, photograph by Photohaus Emil Wünsche Nachf., Dresden, Germany.

© Casas-Rodríguez Collection, 2010. Some rights reserved.

Vintage Postcards – 8

Fast forward several months (okay, a year) and we reach December 1918, and this card sent to Louis by his wife, Amelie. As mentioned previously, Louis was a soldier and by this time World War One had only been over for little more than a month.

I suppose this is the most overtly romantic of the cards – or at least one that lets us peek into the relationship between these two.

Je souhaite de tout coeur que soit la dernière année que tu passe loing de nous … Nous sommes tous en parfaite sante et je desire que tu soit ainsi. 

(I sincerely hope that is the last year you pass away from us … We are all in perfect health and I desire that you be so also.)

29 Dec 1918