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Postcard - 'An Old Palikare' Soldier, Salonica, Greece, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 134014

One of seven postcards contained in a yellow envelope with four black and white photographs and one newspaper cutting relating to war nursing service in Salonica, Greece. The envelope was contained in a diary probably written by sister Alice Elizabeth Cocking, later Sister Williams.

The memoir records life of a nurse on transport ships, in hospitals and on leave. It is written in a school exercise book some time after the event - possibly even after World War II.
Photomechanical black and white postcard.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of an old Greek soldier (Palikare) on a street in Salonica.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 140 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, portraits, postcards, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, soldiers, cityscapes, military medical care
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on the front of the postcard; '40 SALONIQUE - Un vieux Palikare / 40 SALONICA - An old Palikare / Edition M. M., Salonique'

Printed in black ink on the back of the postcard; 'CARTE POSTALE / CORRESPONDENCE'

Hand written in black ink on the back of the photograph; 'One of the jewels[?] of / Salonica....[extended text follows]'
Format: Postcard: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Salonica, Greece, 1918
Previous Owner: Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918

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