The photograph reproduced on this card shows a moment of recreation, although the soldiers do not look cheerful or relaxed. The text reads: ‘There is only one death and one cannot escape it’, which is a Russian proverb. The sender, who signed his name as Kolia (Nikolai), probably chose this postcard carefully. In his greetings to his brother Sania (Alexander) he wishes him to live his life peacefully and joyfully. He then says that a year ago he could not have imagined being at the Front and not seeing his loved ones for so long. But now, he continues, there are only two ways out of here – to die or to come back home covered with medals.