Ephemera: Gulf War, 1990-1991

Accession Number RC00687
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Collection
Item count 255
Measurement 2 post card albums in a folder, 1 archive box (14 folders) and 1 solander box
Object type Souvenir, Leaflet, Certificate, Greeting card, Postcard, Poster
Maker Various
Date made 1990-1991
Conflict Gulf War, 1990-1991
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

The collection contains postcards, souvenirs and leaflets produced during the Gulf War, 1990-1991.

The postcard collection is primarily made up of American and French postcards, however there are also a small number of British postcards and tourist postcards produced in the Middle East.

The American and British Gulf War postcard collection is primarily made up of postcards supporting their involvement in the Gulf War. There is a small collection of satirical postcards, and one anti-war postcard. There are also postcards of American Naval vessels which took part in the war.

The French postcard collection contains postcards produced during the Gulf War. The postcards make great use of imagery - montages, cartoons - to put across each postcard's message. The collection is a mixture of postcards for and against the Gulf War. Many of the anti war postcards use satire to good effect.

There are also leaflets from peace rallies, a list of atrocities carried out by Saddam Hussein before the war, language cards,a missing person poster, US leaflets addressing Iraqi troops and Kurdish and Arabic civilians and post war plan of action leaflets. In the souvenir collection there are items such as stickers, menus and a list of the Australian ships which were involved in the Gulf War.

Note: Some images may not be available due to copyright restrictions. For more information please contact the Australian War Memorial at: info@awm.gov.au