Canada and the First World War

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"Whiz Bang"
Field Service Postcard Nicknamed "whiz bangs" after light-calibre German shells that arrived with little warning, these field service postcards provided an easy way for soldiers to keep in touch with loved ones. Writers scratched out phrases that were not applicable and were warned that any additional information would result in the card's destruction by military censors.

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George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19670065-170