Christmas Greetings from France.

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Private George Marlow of the 2nd Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment sent Christmas greetings from France to his younger brother Horace .

The greeting card is made of embroidered silk mounted onto a postcard. These were created by French and Belgian women to sell as souvenirs to soldiers posted on the Western Front.

The postcards were extrememly popular with British & American soldiers who bought the cards as momentos to send home to loved ones, without revealing the true horrors of war.

It is estimated that some 10 million silk embroidered postcards were made. 




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Author: KarenC

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