WW1 From Your Loving Son 9th Battalion Royal Scots Silk Postcard

WW1 From Your Loving Son 9th Battalion Royal Scots Silk Postcard

Code: 18519

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For sale is a WW1 Embroidered Silk From Your Loving Son 9th Battalion Royal Scots Postcard.

 
The silk states “from Your loving son” with the words “9th royal Scot’s, remembers Belgium”. 
 
The back reads “ this is to wish you my dear mother, a very happy birthday although I am not with you. I shall drink to your health and good luck. I hope to be with you all very soon and then we shall have a good time and make up for every one of these days. With love from your loving son t w macarthures.”
 
During the First World War, many Allied officers and soldiers based in France sent silk embroidered postcards to their loved ones back home, in particular to Britain and Canada. From 1917, when American soldiers had arrived in northern France, they also started to send these cards to their families and friends. Many of the cards were illustrated with patriotic symbols, flags, slogans, or sentimental texts.
 
The embroidery has often been said to be the work of Belgian and French refugee women, as a means to eke out a meagre existence. However, it is evident that the embroidery was carried out by commercial firms using hand embroidery machines. Such firms also produced embroidered cards for the German market, although with different symbols and texts!
 
This will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.