Red Cross Nurse Caring for Soldier
Artist/maker unknown, French. Published by Revanche, France.
Soldiers wounded on the battlefields in France and Belgium during World War I were supplied with postcards to send to relatives, loved ones, and friends during their period of convalescence. The posed photographs generally show a heroic nurse attending to a recovering soldier. This card was sent in 1917 by a British soldier to a woman friend back home.
This postcard reads:
Qui sut affronter le canon
Ne crains pas une potion
(A man who knew how to face the cannon
Doesn't fear a potion)