‘A Merry Xmas/ Hearty Greetings from France 1918’.

Christmas card of 17th Division. Colour lithograph by Devambez after ‘W.F.B.’, Private W F Briggs, 9th (Service) Bn, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), printed in Paris, 1918 .A ‘Tommy’ lighting his cigarette in cupped hands (to reduce the chance of attracting a sniper’s bullet); with an insert showing the 40 miles advanced by the Division between 23rd August and 11th October 1918. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).