Satirical Postcard about Wimbledon soldiers in WW1

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Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 J. Salmon
Picture Reference Wim_​17_​1-11
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History In addition to photographic portraits and romantic images, contemporary postcard manufacturers produced a range of comic cards. This typical propaganda postcard could have been on sale at the Army Camp on Wimbledon Common.

The cards were designed to boost public morale and strengthen the resolve of British troops. This example shows hapless German soldiers quaking at the prospect of fighting troops from Wimbledon.

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