To help commemorate New Zealand's First World War Centenary I will share with you 100 postcards from my private collection.
These include real photographic images, artistic depictions and some handwritten messages of heartache and sorrow.
Friday, 12 June 2015
The German Machine Gun
A real photographic postcard of German soldiers posing with their standard heavy machine gun called the MG-08. With its ability to fire between 400 to 500 rounds per minute, the deadly efficiency of this weapon claimed many New Zealand soldiers’ lives during the war.