Friday, 17 April 2015

Britannia rules the sands

“Britannia rules the waves, Britannia rules the sands.” 
Postcard published by Paul Barbey’s Printing Office, Cairo, and illustration by artist “Juan”. 

A tourist’s visit to Egypt often included a camel ride beside the Pyramids of Giza. This humourous artistic depiction shows a New Zealand soldier at the reins and an Australian soldier riding high on the camel’s hump. The handwritten message on the back of the postcard reads:
“Dear Mother, Send these two cards to Granny after you have seen her. Cecil.”