A buff-coloured postcard with a typed series of messages that have been erased to read "I am quite well" and "I have recieved no letter from you lately", and signed and dated by the soldier writing it
Although not the most personal of messages to receive from the Front, the postcards conveyed essential information about the sender's well-being without the need for the card to be censored. Because there was usually no need to scrutinise the cards, they travelled through the postal system more quickly than most other types of military mail and were therefore known as "Wizz-bangs'.
This example was sent by John Doolan to his mother in December 1917. John was a Private in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, machine gun corp.