We've Lost our Leader
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: July 18/4/16/ Dear Mother - Just a few lines to hope you [and] the girls are going on alright. Glad to say I am still better: was suprised to find a letter from Dad when I came home this morning. Will let you see it later. How do you like this close weather - it makes one feel proper tired - My Trivett is much better again. My cold still bad but will be better soon. Hope you will keep feeling fit - so thumbs up for present - with fondest love from Your Always Affect. son Harry x x x x x x x; SENT TO: Mrs. J. Goodenough; Cliffe Cottage Lake; (near)Saudown; I.O.W.
Description(Black and White) The front of the postcard depicts Lord Kitchener's photographic image above a poem about the British leader. In the foreground is a curtain of the Union Flag, while the background depicts a group of soldiers. The stamp on the back is askew, green, British, and cost halfpenny. The card is postmarked East Coews, Isle-of-Wight at 3 P.M.on July 13, 1916. The card was sent to Mrs. J. Goodenough from her son, Harry.
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
SubjectWorld War I
Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916
Goodenough, Harry [writer of accompanying material] (2011). We've Lost our Leader. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from