ICRC postcards


The ICRC published a serie of postcards illustrating its work as well as life in camps and hospitals during the First World War.
  • Biskra, Algeria
    Biskra, Algeria
    Prisoner-of-war camp inspection (ICRC, France, n°4)
  • Monluçon, Allier, France
    Monluçon, Allier, France
    German prisoners-of-war peeling potatoes (ICRC, France, n°33)
  • Moulins, Allier, France
    Moulins, Allier, France
    Officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°121)
  • Entrevaux, Basses-Alpes, France
    Entrevaux, Basses-Alpes, France
    German officers in civilian clothes taking in view from the citadel (ICRC, France, n°14)
  • Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
    Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
    Christmas party (ICRC, France, n°117)
  • Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
    Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
    Washroom (ICRC, France, n°118)
  • Trompeloup, Gironde, France
    Trompeloup, Gironde, France
    Inspection of German prisoners-of-war's personal belongings (ICRC, France, n°22)
  • Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    Open-air workshop (ICRC, France, n°111)
  • Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    prisoners-of-war working as roofers (ICRC, France, n°112)
  • Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
    Handing out donations (ICRC, France, n°113)
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France
    Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France
    prisoners-of-war in front of the main gateway to the citadel (ICRC, France, n°122)
  • Boyardville Oléron, Charente-Inférieure, France
    Boyardville Oléron, Charente-Inférieure, France
    Officers who have given their word of honour not to escape (ICRC, France, n°2)
  • "Le Château" Barracks, Oléron, Charente-Inférieure, France
    Barracks courtyard (ICRC, France, n°9)
  • Corte, Corsica, France
    Corte, Corsica, France
    Officer prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°15)
  • Cervione, Corsica, France
    Cervione, Corsica, France
    Roll call in the courtyard (ICRC, France, n°99)
  • Cervione, Corsica, France
    Cervione, Corsica, France
    The common room (ICRC, France, n°100)
  • Cervione, Corsica, France
    Cervione, Corsica, France
    The sewing room (ICRC, France, n°101)
  • Corte, Corsica, France
    Corte, Corsica, France
    A POW officer's bedroom (ICRC, France, n°102)
  • Castelluccio, Corsica, France
    Castelluccio, Corsica, France
    Cobblers' workshop (ICRC, France, n°103)
  • Castelluccio, Corsica, France
    Castelluccio, Corsica, France
    prisoners-of-war in the courtyard (ICRC, France, n°104)
  • Dinan, Côtes d'Armor, France
    Dinan, Côtes d'Armor, France
    German prisoners-of-war with a French commanding officer in the right foreground (ICRC, France, n°53)
  • Romans, Drôme, France
    Romans, Drôme, France
    Room for convalescing prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°7)
  • Romans, Drôme, France
    Romans, Drôme, France
    Dining outdoors (ICRC, France, n°107)
  • Romans, Drôme, France
    Romans, Drôme, France
    Serving meals (ICRC, France, n°108)
  • Brest, Finistère, France
    Brest, Finistère, France
    Ward in a navy hospital (ICRC, France, n°20)
  • La Roche-Maurice, Nantes, Finistère, France
    La Roche-Maurice, Nantes, Finistère, France
    Stuffing sleeping bags, prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, France, n°26)
  • La Roche-Maurice, Nantes, Finistère, France
    La Roche-Maurice, Nantes, Finistère, France
    Cleaning the prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, France, n°27)
  • Brest, Finistère, France
    Brest, Finistère, France
    Wash house at the Ile-Longue POW camp (ICRC, France, n°34)
  • Brest, Finistère, France
    Brest, Finistère, France
    Austrian prisoners-of-war from Serbia (ICRC, France, n°126)
  • Bordeaux, Gironde, France
    Bordeaux, Gironde, France
    German prisoners-of-war cooking in Camp Queyrles (ICRC, France, n°35)
  • Blaye, Gironde, France
    Blaye, Gironde, France
    German prisoners-of-war managing delivery of parcels in the citadel (ICRC, France, n°42)
  • Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    prisoners-of-war outside the military hospital (ICRC, France, n°43)
  • Blaye, Gironde, France
    Blaye, Gironde, France
    German prisoners-of-war unloading the latest post (ICRC, France, n°44)
  • Quai de Queyries, Bordeaux, Gironde, France
    Quai de Queyries, Bordeaux, Gironde, France
    A boat's cabin (ICRC, France, n°109)
  • Carmelite convent, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
    Carmelite convent, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
    Officers (ICRC, France, n°12)
  • Château Chadrac, Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Château Chadrac, Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Officers' camp. On the left, the president of the ICRC, G. Ador (ICRC, France, n°11)
  • Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    German prisoners-of-war in a former orphanage in La Roche-Arnaud (ICRC, France, n°31)
  • Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Journalists from neutral countries in the courtyard of the POW camp at La Roche-Arnaud (ICRC, France, n°51)
  • Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France
    Journalists from neutral countries talking to German prisoners-of-war in Esplay (ICRC, France, n°55)
  • Garaison, Hautes Pyrénées, France
    Garaison, Hautes Pyrénées, France
    The civilian internment camp (ICRC, France, n°97)
  • Sète, Hérault, France
    Sète, Hérault, France
    German officers at Fort Richelieu (ICRC, France, n°17)
  • Béziers, Hérault, France
    Béziers, Hérault, France
    A farming detail made up of Ottoman prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°124)
  • Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Dining room in officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°38)
  • Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Officers walking in the camp grounds (ICRC, France, n°37)
  • Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    A German officer's room (ICRC, France, n°38)
  • Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Châteauneuf, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Facilities at the officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°39)
  • Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    German officers playing bowls (ICRC, France, n°40)
  • Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Grounds of the officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°41)
  • Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Castle used as officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°49)
  • Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    Fougères, Ile-et-Villaine, France
    View of the officers' camp in the castle (ICRC, France, n°50)
  • Issoudun, Indre, France
    Issoudun, Indre, France
    Start of the working day (ICRC, France, n°10)
  • Issoudun, Indre, France
    Issoudun, Indre, France
    ICRC delegate with prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°19)
  • Châteauneuf, Indre, France
    Châteauneuf, Indre, France
    Facilities at the officers' camp (ICRC, France, n°54)
  • Treuillot, Indre, France
    Treuillot, Indre, France
    prisoners-of-war working the land (ICRC, France, n°110)
  • La Mure, Isère, France
    La Mure, Isère, France
    German prisoners-of-war from Corps labour detachment leaving church after mass (ICRC, France, n°58)
  • La Mure, Isère, France
    La Mure, Isère, France
    German prisoners-of-war building a railway between Corps and La Mure, Isère (ICRC, France, n°59)
  • La Mure, Isère, France
    La Mure, Isère, France
    German prisoners-of-war in front of their sleeping hut in Cardaire, near La Mure (ICRC, France, n°60)
  • La Mure, Isère, France
    La Mure, Isère, France
    POW lodgings in Simane, near La Mure (ICRC, France, n°61)
  • Fort Barraux, Isère, France
    Fort Barraux, Isère, France
    View of the courtyard (ICRC, France, n°105)
  • Fort Barraux, Isère, France
    Fort Barraux, Isère, France
    A POW officer's bedroom (ICRC, France, n°106)
  • Fort du Mûrier, Gières, Isère, France
    Fort du Mûrier, Gières, Isère, France
    Roll call for prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°114)
  • La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France
    La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France
    Camp barracks (ICRC, France, n°98)
  • Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
    Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
    A labour detail in the forest (ICRC, France, n°122)
  • Roanne, Loire, France
    Roanne, Loire, France
    German prisoners-of-war preparing a meal (ICRC, France, n°32)
  • St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    The high school (formerly a seminary) (publisher unknown, France)
  • St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    The former seminary (publisher unknown, France)
  • St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    St-Rambert-sur-Loire, Loire, France
    The high school (formerly a seminary) (publisher Baudet-Deschamps, France)
  • Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    In the camp's clothing store (ICRC, France, n°23)
  • Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    Germans cooking in the camp (ICRC, France, n°24)
  • Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    Saint-Nazaire, Loire inférieure, France
    Camp kitchen (ICRC, France, n°25)
  • Orléans, Loiret, France
    Orléans, Loiret, France
    Morning ablutions (ICRC, France, n°115)
  • Orléans, Loiret, France
    Orléans, Loiret, France
    In front of the kitchen (ICRC, France, n°116)
  • Montargis, Loiret, France
    Montargis, Loiret, France
    Inside the new POW camp (ICRC, France, n°125)
  • Coutances, Manche, France
    Coutances, Manche, France
    The grand seminary courtyard (publisher L. Ladroue, Coutances, France)
  • Coutances, Manche, France
    Coutances, Manche, France
    View of the town from Vignettes (publisher Neurdein, Paris, France)
  • Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    Letters and parcels for German prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°28)
  • Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    German prisoners-of-war sorting the post at the train station (ICRC, France, n°29)
  • Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    Quiberon, Morbihan, France
    The barber at Fort de Penthièvre camp (ICRC, France, n°30)
  • Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Germans peeling potatoes in Williamez POW camp (ICRC, France, n°45)
  • Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Officers playing football in the camp courtyard (ICRC, France, n°46)
  • Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais citadel (ICRC, France, n°47)
  • Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Le Palais, Morbihan, France
    Concert in the prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, France, n°48)
  • Coëtquidan, Morbihan, France
    Coëtquidan, Morbihan, France
    Start of the working day (ICRC, France, n°56)
  • Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France
    Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France
    Wounded German prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°52)
  • Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France
    Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France
    Operating theatre for wounded Germans (ICRC, France, n°57)
  • Hôpital du Panthéon, Paris, France
    Hôpital du Panthéon, Paris, France
    Wounded Germans from the Battle of Chemin des Dames, May 1917 (ICRC, France, n°120)
  • Carmaux, Tarn, France
    Carmaux, Tarn, France
    Mr Eugster talking to prisoners (ICRC, France, n°1)
  • Vindrac, Tarn, France
    Vindrac, Tarn, France
    A labour detachment's sleeping hut (ICRC, France, n°6)
  • La Bastidette, Tarn, France
    La Bastidette, Tarn, France
    Prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, France, n°8)
  • Moulin de Vaysse, Le Rialet, Tarn, France
    Moulin de Vaysse, Le Rialet, Tarn, France
    Labour detachment lining up for mealtime (ICRC, France, n°16)
  • Bretignolles, Vendée, France
    Bretignolles, Vendée, France
    prisoners-of-war building a road (ICRC, France, n°13)
  • Hôpital de l'Evêché, Poitiers, Vienne, France
    Hôpital de l'Evêché, Poitiers, Vienne, France
    Wounded German soldiers captured on 15 April 1917 (ICRC, France, n°127)
  • Hôpital de l'Evêché, Poitiers, Vienne, France
    Hôpital de l'Evêché, Poitiers, Vienne, France
    Medical orderlies in the operating theatre for prisoners-of-war (ICRC, France, n°128)
  • Beauce, France
    Beauce, France
    A labour detail (ICRC, France, n°119)