On display

Field Service Postcard (1917)

Because soldiers were not permitted to divulge information about their location or actions, postcards like this one were developed, in which the sender cannot write freely, but instead deletes the pre-written statements which are inapplicable to his situation.

The sender of this postcard, Buckthorpe, tells the recipient, Miss M. Brown of Hollycroft Avenue, Hampstead, that he is well by crossing out the statement 'I have been admitted into hospital'. He is also able to tell her that he received her last letter.