Postcards

POSTCARDS FROM THE FRONT

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THESE DIGGERS?

Postcards From The Front is a growing online gallery and resource featuring WW1 postcards and photographs of unidentified individuals, and unit or group shots.

Sending photographs to loved ones at home was very ‘in vogue’ during the First World War, often accompanying letters, and therefore often un-named.

The letter may be discarded over time but the postcard kept – so many postcards have only POST CARD or CARTE POSTALE on their reverse side, without giving names to the faces in the photograph, apart from perhaps a personal message ‘To my Dear Sister, from George’.

CONNECTING THE DOTS

POSTCARDS is not a family history research tool, it is a ‘connect-the-dots’ tool; connecting names to faces, and connecting families to loved ones. Anyone with unidentified WW1 ANZAC postcards or photographs can contribute, and anyone identifying an individual or unit can help too.

IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS - CONNECT A NAME TO A FACE

The aim is simple; To Identify individuals, groups and units.

To reunite lost postcards with their families – do you see a loved one or family member here? If you recognise an individual in the images on this page, let us know. We will show that individual’s name [and any other information you may have; service number, unit, etc] against the image. We will also send you any digital file we might hold of that image. Want to participate? If you believe you know the identity of any digger(s) shown in these images, let us know, email us at  postcards@naked-army.com

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