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'Loving comrades'

A British patriotic postcard posted in 1918


    • A British patriotic postcard posted in 1918
    • Beneath this photograph of a small boy and his father, both wearing kilts and holding rifles, are the lines: ‘Loving comrades, faithful and true, / Willing and ready to dare and to do; / A soldier he’d be, helping dad in his need, / A boy of the trusty old bulldog breed.’. The postmark on the reverse of the postcard tells us that it was posted on 9 February 1918. There is a handwritten name and address: ‘Mrs Booker [?] / “Burlingham House” / Atkins Road / Balham / London’, and a message, which reads: ‘Saturday dinner time / I have just received box with thanks. I will write in a day or two, hoping you are all quite well, from Charlie’. The printed details are as follows: ‘BRITISH MANUFACTURE / 4353 / Valentine’s Series’.





  • Date:

    • 1918-02-09
  • Temporal:

    • 2014-03-30 15:11:12 UTC


  • Source:

    • User contributed content
  • Identifier:

    • 14756
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  • First published in Europeana:

    • 2014-04-03
  • Last updated in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27

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  • Location:

    • Balham, London
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