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'FROM ARMS TO ARMS. ENGLAND CALLS ITS CHILDREN’
Postcard in French
A postcard sent to a child.
The handwritten message on the back of this postcard was written in French on Wednesday 6 October 1915 to ‘Mon cher mignon’ (‘My dear darling’). The writer continues, ‘Je t’envoie deux petits enfants aussi gentils que toi; c’est même peut-être toi et Nenette, par example’ (‘I am sending you two little children just as nice as you; perhaps the same as you and Nenette, for example’). The remainder of the message is reassuring, and sends loving greetings to the young recipient and ‘ta maman’ (‘your mother’). The image on the front was drawn by A A Nash, and the caption reads, ‘FROM ARMS TO ARMS. L’ANGLETERRE APPELLE SES ENFANTS.’ (‘FROM ARMS TO ARMS. ENGLAND CALLS ITS CHILDREN’.) The printed information on the reverse states, ‘Inter-Art Co., Red Lion Square, London, W.C. / “BRITISH” Series. / No. 895. / British Manufacture.’