Embroidered cards were to prove very popular with the Allied troops fighting in France and Flanders...they had no specific name; in Britain the are generally called "Sweetheart Cards". Commercially produced with the motif or message delicately embroidered in silk, they were sold in canteens and other outlets. Since they were often carefully preserved as keepsakes, they are not uncommon today. Motifs varied from regimental crests and corps insignia to sentimental messages and 'insignia'. As with "Sweetheart Brooches" the colourful flags of the Allied nations often formed a part of the designs.
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They, looking back , all th' Eastern side beheld.Of Paradise, so late their happy seat.
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