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Postcard - 'Remainder of the Market', Salonica, Greece, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 134016

Summary:
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.
Description:
Photomechanical black and white postcard.
Description Of Content:
Three people sifting through the rubble of Salonica market after it was bombed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, postcards, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, cityscapes, bombsights, 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; '10 Salonique - Incendie des 18-19-20 Aout 1917 - Restes du Marche / Salonica - Fire of 18-19-20 August 1917 - Remainder of the Market'

Hand written in black ink on the front of the postcard; '1917 Salonica after being bombed'

Printed in black ink on the back of the postcard; 'CARTE POSTALE / Correspondence / Adresse / Edition Parisiana, Paris / [illeg] PHOT. DES ESTABLISSEMENTS[?] CH. COLLAS & CIE COGNAC'
Format: Postcard: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Salonica, Greece, 1917
Previous Owner: Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918

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