Tom’s post card to Ethel

This was a card Tom sent to Ethel. Not much on the reverse side, just “To Ethel with love from Tom” and dated it 8/3/18. A lot of items like this were produced for the armed forces. Read about the origins of “Blighty” here.

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6 Responses to Tom’s post card to Ethel

  1. Hi Peter:

    I noticed the Egyptian Sphinx at the bottom right hand corner. Was this post card made for soldiers stationed in Egypt?

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

  2. thebarrowboy says:

    Hi, Omar. I assume so, as he was supposed to have gone to Egypt for the campaign in Palestine. Cairo was the British headquarters.

  3. Don Ray says:

    You have done a good job in keeping all of these pieces of family history.

  4. thebarrowboy says:

    It was my mum, not me, Don. It will take me a while to wade through it all. I am afraid stuff will be lost eventually; that’s what makes the Internet such a great way to store it.

  5. Don Ray says:

    Don’t assume that everything you have written is safe from loss. Hard drives crash at web hosts also. You may want to export your site to your home PC once in a while as backup.

  6. thebarrowboy says:

    Thanks, Don. I shall have to consider the best option.

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