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There’s snow,  and there’s Snow.

This card was sent from the Vosges during World War One. It depicts a pathway cut through the snow to enable fresh provisions to reach the troops.

The poignant message reads:

Mon cher petit Jean

To show you where I am at the moment, I’m sending you this card from the region where I find myself. You see that it’s a trench. It’s more than three years since I lived inside one. Hug your godmother and Maman for me. I’m waiting for a little letter from you for Papa who loves you very much and who kisses you with all his heart. See you soon, my darling.

[My card, my translation.]