First World War embroidered postcards

Embroidered postcard from the First World War (TRC 2015.0431).

Embroidered postcard from the First World War (TRC 2015.0431).

One hundred years ago, on the 11th November 1918, there came an end to the massacres of the First World War (1914-1918). Many soldiers, on both sides of the conflict, kept in touch with family and friends back home by letters and postcards. One of the more popular forms of postcards were decorated with embroidery. An article of today's BBC News Service tells about eight brothers from a Birmingham family, who all served in the British army. One of them did not return. The brothers sent embroidered postcards back to England. Click here to read this fascinating story.

One of the TRC digital exhibitions is about the First World War embroidered postcards. You can see it by clicking here. There is also a more personal account by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, the TRC director, about her grandfather's experiences. This is included in the TRC blogs (click here). 






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