- Catalogue number
- EPH 1280
- Production date
- whole: card
- whole: Height 7.5 cm, Width 22.7 cm
- Alternative names
- full name: card, commemorative
- simple name: SOU
- Burgess, London (printer)
- souvenirs and ephemera
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First World War British mourning card commemorating the civilians who were killed as a result of a German air raid on London on 13 June 1917. The raid was the first daylight air attack carried out by German Gotha aircraft on the capital. (See also EPH 907). For an image of damage caused by the bombing see IWM Photograph Archive negative number HO 31.
Small recatangular back and grey bordered 'mourning' card. On one side a sprig of ivy and the text: 'Rest / in the Lord. On the other: 'In Affectionate Remembrance / of / THE POOR VICTIMS / Who Lost their Lives by Hostile Aircraft / ON JUNE 13, 1917'
Commemorates victims of London air-raid of 13 June 1917; this daylight attack on London by 20 German 'Gotha' bombers killed 162 civilians, the highest death toll from a single air raid on Britain during the war. The card is associated with a commemorative napkin, see EPH 907.
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