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Taylor, James - Pack Up Your Troubles: How Humorous Postcards Helped to Win World War I - 9781844863419 - V9781844863419
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Pack Up Your Troubles: How Humorous Postcards Helped to Win World War I

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Description for Pack Up Your Troubles: How Humorous Postcards Helped to Win World War I Paperback. A fascinating illustrated exploration into the remarkable story of how artist-drawn humorous postcards played a crucial role in winning World War I. Num Pages: 160 pages, Numerous full-colour postcards. BIC Classification: HBWN; WHC; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 149 x 194 x 14. Weight in Grams: 280.
Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means of communication, to bolster morale, stiffen resolve and lift up the spirits in the field, at sea and on the home front from 1914 to 1919. They were also an excellent tool for recording and commenting on military and civilian events as they unfolded. Although the conflict was no laughing matter, humour helped to bring people together and feel stronger during ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Conway
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
160
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781844863419
SKU
V9781844863419
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-5

About Taylor, James
Dr James Taylor FRSA is an accredited lecturer for the National Association of Fine and Decorative Arts; a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints, organiser of exhibitions and galleries and corporate membership manager at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; and Victorian paintings specialist with Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers. He is an avid collector of artist-drawn picture postcards. ... Read more

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British wit in one of its finest hours
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