The letter from the front - those who read



This is a postcard showing a family, probably grandparents, mother and children, gathered around the table and reading a letter from their son, husband and father.

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


Prentkaart van een gezin (grootouders, moeder en kinderen?) rond de tafel; ze lezen een brief van hun zoon / echtgenoot.

De scheidslijn tussen mensen informeren en propaganda is zeer dun. Dit is zeker waar voor oorlogsprentkaarten.


Carte postale d’une famille (grands-parents, mère et enfants?) autour de la table; ils lisent une lettre de leur fils/époux.

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

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The letter from the front - those who read
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