Missionaries were prolific early publishers of postcards in India, using them for fundraising and general propagation of their work and activities.
Presented by the Women of Bombay Presidency, this postcard was used to raise funds and support the British and Indian troops fighting in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) against Turkish forces in World War I.
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers from India were recruited to fight with the Allied armies in Europe, Africa and Mesopotamia during World War I, and most passed through Bombay on their way to the front.
Camp Ali Musjid is atop the hill on the left, a key base for the Second Afghan War in 1878-79 between the Raj and Afghanistan; this postcard shows the British encampments on the same border with Afghanistan forty years later in the Third Afghan War.
A British fighter plane, called "Rawalpindi" and named after the 29th Punjab regiment, brought down in apparently excellent condition by German forces during World War I.
Prisoners, many of whom would have been from India, lining up at the German prisoner of war camp in Munster.
During the first World War, the Germans held their captives at a number of camps, and Muslims in particular would find themselves at Zossen-Wunsdorf not far from Berlin.
A candid image of Indian troops in Ashurst, Hampshire, England unpacking their kit most likely before being sent to the war front in Europe during World War I.