Christmas cards and postcards

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Accession Number RCDIG0000522
Collection number 3DRL/3376 16/1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 13
Object type Souvenir
Physical description 27 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1915-1939
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This file includes 13 Christmas cards and postcards received or sent by the Birdwood family between 1915 and 1939. Christmas cards from other army personnel as well as unit cards are included in the file as well as copies of the greeting card that was distributed by Birdwood in 1915. The following items are featured in this file:
General Sir William R Birdwood's message to the 'Anzacs', Christmas 1915 [annotated by Lady Birdwood]
General Sir William R Birdwood's message to the 'Anzacs', Christmas 1915 [duplicate – not scanned]
General Sir William R Birdwood's message to the 'Anzacs', Christmas 1915 [duplicate – not scanned]
Cover of Christmas card showing a bugler in front of the Ypres Cloth Hall, 1916
Christmas card, 1918 [featuring Christmas message from W M Hughes]
The 24th Battalion Christmas Card, 1918 [features a hand-written message to Birdwood]
Field service postcard from "Digger" to Birdwood, 29 October 1918
Postcard showing General Sir W R Birdwood 'Commander-in Chief New Zealand Forces in Great War, 1914-18', n.d
Interior of a bon voyage card, 14 November 1919
Christmas card with ANZAC badge, n.d [featuring 23 autographs]
Christmas card showing photograph and signature of Reginald Wingate, n.d.
Postcard titled 'A Gallipoli Souvenir', n.d [features the poem 'Bravo Anzacs!' by Willmer]
Army form HQ 4.7, Postcard from Major T C Milne to Lord Birdwood, 1939