Most war postcards treated the subject with either sentimentality or humour and bravado.  Here a laughing Australian soldier and his Scottish comrade have knocked down an indignant German and helped themselves to his characteristic spiked helmet (pickelhaube).  These helmets were very popular souvenirs amongst the Australian and British troops.


Postcard, 1916


Accession number: H99.166/136


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Morale & relaxation