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Date Made/Found: 1914-1918
Dimensions: Overall: 86 × 139mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1978.50a
This postcard was drawn and sent by Alfred Roberts to a friend in Sheffield during the First World War. Alfred was a member of the 3rd West Riding Field Ambulance, which was part of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He and several other members of their unit produced a trench journal called the "The Leadswinger"- the manuscripts for this are held at Sheffield Archives. The journal was full of black humour about the war and Alfred drew many of the illustrations. This postcard by him shows a British bulldog in army uniform wearing a Sheffield City Transport hat, with a tram in the background. He is pointing his bayonet and rifle at the German Kaiser.
Display Location: In Store
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