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I'll Be Seeing You

£4.49

Product description

"Anyone interested in World War II who loves picture postcards will find this book fascinating. This remarkable album of the war will appeal to historians, collectors and anyone, young or old, who enjoys a good read and a touch of nostalgia. With over 800 illustrations, informative captions and colourful text, I"ll Be Seeing You is both a history book and a rare collection of pictorial propaganda. The illustrations are of picture postcards, most of which were published between 1919 and 1946-contemporary images meant to promote national ideas, yet unwittingly recording details of everyday life. Reflected in the cards are the art styles and humour of different nations; political satire; romantic impressions and cameos of history. Scribbled messages from husband and wife blend military and social comment to produce a compelling continuous story; personalities, kings and dictators inspire patriotism or ridicule; women are called to uniform or factory, and cute kids tell jokes to sustain morale. Love plays its part with the arrival in Europe of the "Yanks"-the "friendly invasion"-and the battles at sea, in the air, the bombs, the camps and finally, liberation, complete this fascinating book."

Book in very good condition apart from stain damage to last illustration and first page of index,but still readable. Also a minor tear on the front and the back of the dust jacket.Otherwise the book has red covers in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 1987.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Tonie and Valmai Holt
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31.3 x 24.7 x 2cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861902017
ISBN-13:
9780861902019
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Moorland

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"Anyone interested in World War II who loves picture postcards will find this book fascinating. This remarkable album of the war will appeal to historians, collectors and anyone, young or old, who enjoys a good read and a touch of nostalgia. With over 800 illustrations, informative captions and colourful text, I"ll Be Seeing You is both a history book and a rare collection of pictorial propaganda. The illustrations are of picture postcards, most of which were published between 1919 and 1946-contemporary images meant to promote national ideas, yet unwittingly recording details of everyday life. Reflected in the cards are the art styles and humour of different nations; political satire; romantic impressions and cameos of history. Scribbled messages from husband and wife blend military and social comment to produce a compelling continuous story; personalities, kings and dictators inspire patriotism or ridicule; women are called to uniform or factory, and cute kids tell jokes to sustain morale. Love plays its part with the arrival in Europe of the "Yanks"-the "friendly invasion"-and the battles at sea, in the air, the bombs, the camps and finally, liberation, complete this fascinating book."

Book in very good condition apart from stain damage to last illustration and first page of index,but still readable. Also a minor tear on the front and the back of the dust jacket.Otherwise the book has red covers in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 1987.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Tonie and Valmai Holt
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31.3 x 24.7 x 2cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861902017
ISBN-13:
9780861902019
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Moorland

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