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'Brings the war home to you doesn't it...'
A British comic postcard.
A British comic and patriotic postcard
Donald McGill, the artist who illustrated this postcard, signed his name below the comic image that he created of a small boy swamped by an adult British soldier’s tunic, belt and cap and holding a toy sword. The caption beneath his name reads, ‘Brings the war home to you doesn’t it – all us military chaps about !’. On the back, the printed text states ‘Inter-Art Co., Red Lion Square, London, W.C. / “COMIQUE” Series No. 1329 British Manufacture Throughout.’. Also on the reverse is a handwritten name and address – ‘Master Fred Daly [?] / Little Coates / Nr Grimsby’ – along with a message, dated ‘March 3rd 1916’. The message reads, ‘Isn’t this a fine chap just like Freddie. It is Bettys [?] birthday she is having a fine time. I gave her a tricycle. How is Mummy & [?] & Daddy. My love to them. Your loving Grannie x x x x x x x x’. The postmark informs us that it was stamped at Wilmslow, Manchester, at 7.45pm on 3 March 1916.