April 1st, 1945: Easter Greetings from 188th Signal Repair Co.
When historians encounter a document like this, some questions invariably come up. Here are a few of mine:
- Was this postcard ever sent? Or was it acquired and saved without ever going through the mail?
- Was there a particular part of Germany where Soldiers were most likely to encounter this?
- Did they use the phrase “somewhere in Germany” for security purposes? For cost savings? Or both?
If any of our readers have any thoughts on this one, leave us a comment!
For bibliography purposes, these images can be cited:
Image #—, “US Army Photo collection, C-E Museum Acquisition” from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
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