Thursday, February 09, 2017

WW1 - Letters In The Trenches

 
Letters to and from home. A classic soldier image and idea in the age of mass literacy and a post system. Whether reading letters from loved ones or writing them to loved ones, these letters are often special documents in families of those who served. If there are any in your family, read them. The above picture is a French soldier from winter '16/'17, and below is a British officer from '15.
 
 
 

3 comments:

DW said...

I have one from a great uncle, sent home to his mother. 1916, still hoping to win and come home for Christmas. Didn't quite work out that way. Only 18 years old.

High Arka said...

I've read Moldbug, but it's been a while--did he have anything to say about WW1?

With the thoughts you'd be thinkin said...

As you're interested in ww1 photos you mkgjt be itnerested in seeing steampunkish WW1 & WW2 devices known as accoustic locators. Invented during the WW1 to locate plaes they were eventually replaced by radar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_location