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  • In the early part of the First World War many humorous postcards were sent to and from the Front in a bid to keep spirits up. This one is part of a large collection sent by Frank Jeffreys from France to his family back home. Lord Kitchener became Secretary of State for War in 1914 and it was his image which appeared on the famous recruiting posters demanding Your country needs you!

    Hampshire Record Office, 73M83/3

    Our Voices of the First World War page tells the story of the conflict through the eyes of local people using photographs and extracts from letters, diaries, log books and newspapers.