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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:

  1. Was this postcard ever sent? Or was it acquired and saved without ever going through the mail?
  2. Was there a particular part of Germany where Soldiers were most likely to encounter this?
  3. 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! 

Image #4079

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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