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Glenn Reddiex
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Passchendaele postcards
" Memorial Tablet. (Great War) SQUIRE nagged and bullied till I went to fight,   (Under Lord Derby’s Scheme). I died in hell—   (They called it Passchendaele) . My wound was slight,   And I was hobbling back; and then a shell   Burst slick upon the duck-boa...
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Remembering The Fallen - Messines Ridge
Lance Corporal Norman William Jellyman Killed in action 8 June 1917 Private George Douglas Fox Killed in action 8 June 1917 Sapper Robert Jackson Proude Died of wounds 11 June 1917 Private John Kirkland Died of wounds, 15 June 1917
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Blighty
From the humdrum existence of camp life to the horrors of the front line trenches, soldiers lived for the day to get a trip to 'dear old Blighty'. 'Blighty' was a slang term referrring to Britain, and New Zealand soldiers deployed in France and Belgium long...
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Girls in Khaki
Two ladies identified only as Sylvia and Nell, dressed in khaki military uniform as a show of support to New Zealand soldiers on active service overseas. This portrait postcard was taken at Alva Studios on Cuba Street in Wellington c.1915. "The Alva Studio,...
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Special Anzac day post - Remembering the Fallen (Wellington Infantry at Messines)
The Wytschaete-Messines Ridge in Western Flanders, Belgium was strategic high ground held by the Germans in 1917. Over a year in the making, Allied forces ambitiously tunnelled their way underground, far beneath No Man's Land and beyond to the German front ...
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A Selection of Somme Postcards
"A Charge at the Battle of the Somme 1916" an Oilette postcard by British artist Harry Payne. "Amiens Cathedral from the Banks of the Somme" a NZ YMCA postcard signed by artist 'SM'. " 'Somme' Retreat" postcard by artist T Gilson. A German panoramic postcar...
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100th Anniversary - Battle of the Somme
The haunting sound of the whistle synonymous with the clamber of troops heading 'over the top' and doing best to rush across No Man's Land, was the sound that many would rather forget. That shrill blow from the lips was the call to death for so many of our ...
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100th Anniversary - Battle of Jutland
To mark the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Jutland and H.M.S. New Zealand's involvement in this naval encounter, I have gathered together some of my postcards on this subject to share with you... An early postcard of H.M.S. New Zealand. ...
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Some Donald McGill light humour...
Some postcard humour from British artist Donald McGill.  This card was published by Inter-Art Co., Florence House, Barnes, London and is part of the "Comique" Series, no.2184. The message on the back of this postcard was written by a New Zealand soldier nam...
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