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'I'se not afraid of the Germans.'
A British patriotic and comic postcard
A British patriotic postcard
‘Geo. Piper’ was the artist responsible for the scene on the front of this postcard, which has been enclosed within a patriotic red, white and blue border. It shows a small boy, with a toy sword in his left hand and a row of medals pinned to the sling that encases his right arm. Three destroyed toy soldiers, wearing German army uniforms, lie in front of him as he winks at the viewer. The caption below says, ‘I’se not afraid of the Germans.’. The printed information on the reverse includes the following details: ‘Printed in England’ and ‘Trademark CPC London’. A handwritten message, penned in black ink, covers the reverse. Dated ‘Tuesday / 2.2.15’, it reads as follows: ‘To My Dearest Daddie with best love & kisses from his loving Garfield hoping to see you soon as we are all lonely without you. We are staying down at Dorrie Minogues [sic] place & I went down to the beach & had a paddle in the sea it was so nice little Dorrie enjoyed it also. I hope your knee is better now xxxxxxxx’.