Royal marines passing through Ostend, 1915

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    Postcard of members of the Royal Marine Light Infantry passing through Ostend, Belgium, 1915 (TWAM ref. 5770). Although the postcard describes the troops simply as British Army one of our volunteers has identified the men as belonging to the Royal Marine Light Infantry. The postcard is addressed to Mrs A. Robson, 58 Chester Road, Sunderland and dated 8 July 1915. 'On Active Service' has been written at the top right corner. The message has been transcribed below exactly as written: “My Darling Wife, I got your nice cheery letter yesterday afternoon. So you see dear it got here quite soon, but really I thought you should have received far more than that, never mind wait till I set about it your ever loving husband Amos xxxxxxx”. This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people’s lives. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    What does this mean? No known copyright restrictions
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 2 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 160 times
    Picture Taken: 1915-01-01T00:00:00
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