Battle of the Yser, 1914

Postcard/Illustration

Description

English

This postcard depicts the cruelty of the Battle of the Yser in October 1914. It shows an elderly farmer with a dead cow, and civilians on the run in the background.

There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies to war postcards such as this one.

French

Cette carte postale illustre la cruauté de la bataille de l’Yser (paysan âgé avec vache morte, citoyens fuyants, à l’arrière-plan). 

La distinction entre information et propagande est très mince. C’est indubitablement le cas des cartes postales de guerre.

Full title
At the Yser - 1914
Created
1914
Format
Postcard / Illustration
Held by
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright: © 
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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Article by
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Theme: 
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