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.
A slightly oversize postcard, priced at 3 annas, "all proceeds go to the Indian Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance," supporting British Indian troops in World War II. This was specifically sponsored by the Maharawal of Choota Udaipur in Gujarat.
A rare surviving postcard from the Indian Expeditionary Force, the troops sent to fight with the Allies in Europe during World War I. It is addressed in Urdu to “M.
A striking portrait of individuals, young and old, who served in the British Indian army that fought in France during World War I. This card is postmarked 1915, and was used to "offer a handshake to a friend."
[Original German titles, translated] "Emden" Five English Ships in the Bay of Bengal. Upon the Return of First Lieutenant v. Muecke with the Emden crew in Germany [end]
The story of His Majesty's Ship the Emden is one of the most captivating of World
[Verso, Addressed to, Postmarked Tellicherry 8 Dec. 1916] "Master Malcolm Willcocks c/o L. Knig Church Esq., Tellicherry [Thalassery], Malabar"
"Bombay - 5.12.16. I haven't gone yet as you will see. Hope you are well and going strong.
Note how this advertisement for family life in the cantonment shows a woman and pram on the verandah.
With Best Wishes for Xmas and the New Year
The fundraising postcard by a women's group in Bombay shows Turkish prisoners likely captured in 1917 when British Indian troops captured Baghdad and other areas of modern Iraq from the Ottoman Empire.