THE GLORY OF WAR (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO PROPAGANDA POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard extols the glory of war. We see an image of a cute little boy playing with his toy soldiers. Above him, we see an image of a smiling World War I soldier looking down on the young lad. Perhaps this photograph can be interpreted as a soldier at war fondly remembering his days playing with toy soldiers. A second interpretation may be that a little boy is fantasizing fighting in a “real war” while he is playing with his militaristic toys. It is clear that this photo postcard was aimed to stimulate feelings of patriotism during a time of war. Many generations of young boys have had a skewed view of war. Fighting wars has been viewed as glorious and exciting. One teenager once told me that he didn’t want to live his life without having the experience of going to war. When these young…

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2 thoughts on “THE GLORY OF WAR (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO PROPAGANDA POSTCARD)

  1. There was a time when I thought that I might have to do National Service when I was older. Fortunately, that didn’t happen. Then the Vietnam War appeared nightly on the TV news, and I realised how lucky I had been to never have to experience anything like that.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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