A brief midweek post today, a postcard in which a soldier, Len, writes to Glad thanking her for getting him a dictionary – presumably a French-English dictionary – which he says will be very useful. He writes ‘I have really been needing one for a long while & do not know why I hadn’t asked you before’. Can anyone decipher the house name where Miss Gladys Fitch lived (Southborough Drive, Westcliff on Sea [Essex])? Nembiture? Obenlisless?
The picture side offers another conundrum: what is the disc in the middle of the Union flag?
This appears elsewhere in postcards sent in 1915, again with a similar odd arrangement of red and blue segments, proposing the question, how far from an authentic version of a flag can we go while still being able to recognise it? Particularly pertinent in the case of the Union flag, as it sometimes seems that any showing of it will provoke someone to complain that it is upside down.