This is a postcard depicting King Albert I in the battlefield, giving orders.
It is especially interesting to see how this postcard differs from the ‘real’ image on postcard S IV 7942 (La Guerre Européenne. Défense de Liége, 1914, a photograph). Although dating from the same period, this one looks like it’s from a different age.
There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies for war postcards such as this one.
- Full title:
- King Albert in charge of his army
- Postcard / Illustration
- Held by:
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- © Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- Article by:
- David Welch
Professor David Welch explores nations’ reliance on propaganda in World War One, with a focus on symbols and slogans of nationhood and patriotism.