Daily Mail Battle Pictures

The Daily Mail Battle Pictures, was a collection of 176 numbered postcards (in 22 series of eight cards each) and was based on 105 photographs taken by members of the small band of official photographers that were located on the Western Front. Most of the cards depicted scenes and incidents from the Battle of the Somme 1916. The cards were produced in three 'finishes' or formats, colour, silver-print and photogravure. Some of the images were in one format, some in two and a few in all three. The cards were released between 6th September 1916 and April 1917.

On 9 May 1917 the Daily Mail told its readers that the postcards “will in years to come form an interesting and historical record of the condition under which our Army fought in The Great War…”

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market newspaper published in London in a tabloid format. Founded in 1896, it is the United Kingdom's highest-circulated daily newspaper

Sourced from https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1502017214 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Mail and https://www.postcard.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Daily-Mail-Official-War-Postcards-Overview.pdf on 31 Aug 2021


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