During the First World War, a remarkable German painter Arthur Thiele created many illustrations about current events. This «gentle» propaganda humorously drew two life’s: the life at the front and the life in the rear. And it was showing even the most unpleasant moments of it. But the series of eight postcards presented below are dedicated to a pleasant topic for any soldier — holidays.
The series, called «On Vacation» (Auf Urlaub), tells the story of a happy soldier of the German Landsturm, who, according to the carefully painted Iron Cross in the loop, recently distinguished himself and got a chance to see his family. By sending home such a postcard, the soldier gave his relatives hope for an early meeting and he himself began to believe in it.