Saturday, 2 May 2009

Lest we forget…

No 16 in an occasional series of extracts from The Postcard Century
December 1972: The title of this fine card, despite its solemn echo of the Remembrance Day ceremony it depicts, has acquired an ironic ring. Edward Heath (right) remained Prime Minister until 1974 and Harold Wilson resigned in 1976, the year when revelations about the private life of Jeremy Thorpe amazed the nation and started his decline into terminal disgrace. Thorpe’s head, the only one entirely surrounded by black, is an especially impenetrable mask. Collectors of modern British postcards regard this little masterpiece as a classic.

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