Decorative love letter to an unidentified Australian soldier.

Accession Number PR03970
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Gylbert, Marthe
Place made France
Date made 1918-08-25
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection consisting of a decorative love letter written by a young French woman, Marthe Gylbert, in August 1918, to an unidentified Australian soldier.

History / Summary

Marthe and her family were evacuated from Armentières, on the French/Belgian border, to Saint-Sulpice-Les-Feuilles during the First World War. Armentières was destroyed during the war and rebuilt afterwards. Marthe met her sweetheart in Armentières before the evacuation. The identity of Marthe's sweetheart and his fate remain a mystery.

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