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.
  • Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    The barracks and tennis courts in an officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°21)
  • Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    The dining room in an officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°22)
  • Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    The living room in an officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°23)
  • Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    The chapel in an officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°24)
  • Heuberg, Baden, Germany
    Heuberg, Baden, Germany
    Makeshift theatre set up by prisoners (ICRC, Germany, n°33)
  • Heuberg, Baden, Germany
    Heuberg, Baden, Germany
    A corner of the camp (ICRC, Germany, n°34)
  • Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
    The officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°39)
  • Holzminden, Brunswick, Germany
    Holzminden, Brunswick, Germany
    Sleeping huts (ICRC, Germany, n°31)
  • Holzminden, Brunswick, Germany
    Holzminden, Brunswick, Germany
    Makeshift shops put up by civilian internees (ICRC, Germany, n°32)
  • Lauban, Lower Silesia, Germany
    Lauban, Lower Silesia, Germany
    1. View of the camp. 2. Soup distribution. (ICRC, Germany, n°70)
  • Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
    Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
    Stables converted for use by Russian prisoners-of-war (ICRC, Germany, n°15)
  • Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    The two camps (ICRC, Germany, n°35)
  • Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    The French POW cemetery (ICRC, Germany, n°36)
  • Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    In front of a sleeping hut (ICRC, Germany, n°37)
  • Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
    prisoners-of-war relaxing (ICRC, Germany, n°46)
  • Wülzburg near Wissembourg, Bavaria, Germany
    Wülzburg near Wissembourg, Bavaria, Germany
    prisoners-of-war stuffing their straw mattresses (ICRC, Germany, n°49)
  • Wülzburg near Wissembourg, Bavaria, Germany
    Wülzburg near Wissembourg, Bavaria, Germany
    Cemetery: in the middle ground is a monument to Russians who died in 1913; in the background is a monument to French soldiers who died during the 1870-1871 war (ICRC, Germany, n°50)
  • Weitmoos, Bavaria, Germany
    Weitmoos, Bavaria, Germany
    Prison yard and huts (ICRC, Germany, n°65)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    French POW football team (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Life and activities in the barracks of Russian and French prisoners-of-war (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Main road through the camp for Russian and French prisoners-of-war (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Roll call (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    French carnival, 1916 (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    Puchheim, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    French African prisoners-of-war with the youngest Russian POW (A. Mamma, Munich, Germany)
  • The 'Neue Welt' concert hall, Berlin, Germany
    The 'Neue Welt' concert hall, Berlin, Germany
    A French army doctor (far left) caring for his fellow countrymen in a reserve military hospital (ICRC, Germany, n°5)
  • Döberitz, Brandenburg, Germany
    Döberitz, Brandenburg, Germany
    English prisoners of war returning from work (ICRC, Germany, n°1)
  • Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
    Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
    The Russian chapel in the foreground (ICRC, Germany, n°4)
  • Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    Inside a sleeping hut (ICRC, Germany, n°11)
  • Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    The prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, Germany, n°12)
  • Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    ICRC delegate Mr Eugster visiting a workshop (ICRC, Germany, n°13)
  • Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany
    A corner of the camp (ICRC, Germany, n°14)
  • Döberitz, Brandenburg, Germany
    Döberitz, Brandenburg, Germany
    Inside a kitchen (ICRC, Germany, n°18)
  • Zossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Zossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    French prisoners-of-war carrying their ration of soup (ICRC, Germany, n°19)
  • Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
    Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
    Russian prisoners-of-war at a religous service (ICRC, Germany, n°20)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    The post office (ICRC, Germany, n°25)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Handing out the post (ICRC, Germany, n°26)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    The kitchen (ICRC, Germany, n°27)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    The cobblers' workshop (ICRC, Germany, n°28)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    The reading room (ICRC, Germany, n°29)
  • Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Crossen, Brandenburg, Germany
    Russian prisoners-of-war doing the laundry (ICRC, Germany, n°30)
  • Havelberg, Brandenburg, Germany
    Havelberg, Brandenburg, Germany
    prisoners-of-war behind wire fence (ICRC, Germany, n°58)
  • Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany
    Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany
    Reading room (ICRC, Germany, n°73)
  • Wahmbeck, Hanover, Germany
    Wahmbeck, Hanover, Germany
    The officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°38)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    The sleeping huts (ICRC, Germany, n°2)
  • Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
    Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
    A food delivery (ICRC, Germany, n°6)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Post being sorted out by Germans and French (ICRC, Germany, n°7)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    The military hospital (ICRC, Germany, n°40)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    The kitchen (ICRC, Germany, n°41)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    The reading room (ICRC, Germany, n°42)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    The operating theatre (ICRC, Germany, n°43)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Exhibition of prisoners-of-war' artwork, part 1 (ICRC, Germany, n°44)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Exhibition of prisoners-of-war' artwork, part 2 (ICRC, Germany, n°44)
  • Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
    Stage curtain (ICRC, Germany, n°57)
  • Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Germany
    Rüsselsheim, Hesse, Germany
    prisoners-of-war leaving work at the Opel truck factory (ICRC, Germany, n°62)
  • Germany
    Germany
    English and Scottish prisoners-of-war, 1914-1915 (WML)
  • Limburg, Hesse, Germany
    Limburg, Hesse, Germany
    Open-air mass (ICRC, Germany, n°9)
  • Limburg, Hesse, Germany
    Limburg, Hesse, Germany
    View from the camp watchtower (ICRC, Germany, n°10)
  • Kassel, Hesse-Nassau, Germany
    Kassel, Hesse-Nassau, Germany
    prisoners-of-war cooking canned food (ICRC, Germany, n°55)
  • Kassel, Hesse-Nassau, Germany
    Kassel, Hesse-Nassau, Germany
    Reading room (ICRC, Germany, n°56)
  • Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Canteen (Eldler & Krische publishers, Hannover, Germany, n°2)
  • Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    POW cemetery (Eldler & Krische publishers, Hannover, Germany, n°3)
  • Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    POW leisure time (Eldler & Krische publishers, Hannover, Germany, n°5)
  • Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Celle-Scheuen, Lower Saxony, Germany
    Mealtime (Eldler & Krische publishers, Hannover, Germany, n°6)
  • Stargard, Pomerania, Germany
    Stargard, Pomerania, Germany
    Peeling potatoes (ICRC, Germany, n°69)
  • Stargard, Pomerania, Germany
    Stargard, Pomerania, Germany
    Wickerwork (ICRC, Germany, n°71)
  • Halle, Saxony, Germany
    Halle, Saxony, Germany
    French officer prisoners-of-war (ICRC, Germany, n°16)
  • Torgau, Saxony, Germany
    Torgau, Saxony, Germany
    French officer prisoners-of-war in Fort Zinna (ICRC, Germany, n°17)
  • Stendal, Saxony, Germany
    Stendal, Saxony, Germany
    Russian prisoners-of-war pulling the parcel delivery cart (ICRC, Germany, n°63)
  • Stendal, Saxony, Germany
    Stendal, Saxony, Germany
    Cemetery (ICRC, Germany, n°64)
  • Wittenberg, Saxony, Germany
    Wittenberg, Saxony, Germany
    Parcel delivery (ICRC, Germany, n°66)
  • Wittenberg, Saxony, Germany
    Wittenberg, Saxony, Germany
    Cemetery (ICRC, Germany, n°67)
  • Königsbrück, Saxony, Germany
    Königsbrück, Saxony, Germany
    View of the camp (ICRC, Germany, n°74)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Camp, 1914/1916 (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Camp, 1914/1916 (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Camp, 1914/1916 (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Camp, 1914/1916 - The forge (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Camp, 1914/1916 (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
    Monument to the dead (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Sprottau, Silesia, Germany
    Sprottau, Silesia, Germany
    Russian prisoners-of-war attending an open-air service (ICRC, Germany, n°72)
  • Sagan, Silesia, Germany
    Sagan, Silesia, Germany
    Russian prisoners-of-war (ICRC, Germany, n°76)
  • Neisse, Silesia, Germany
    Neisse, Silesia, Germany
    Barracks, officers' camp (ICRC, Germany, n°77)
  • Sprottau, Silesia, Germany
    Sprottau, Silesia, Germany
    A corner of the camp (ICRC, Germany, n°78)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    One of the six wards in the infirmary (ICRC, Germany, n°3)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    The cemetery (ICRC, Germany, n°47)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    The prisoner-of-war camp (ICRC, Germany, n°48)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Inside a sleeping hut (ICRC, Germany, n°51)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    The military hospital (ICRC, Germany, n°52)
  • Münster, Westphalia, Germany
    Münster, Westphalia, Germany
    Hausspital-Friedhof POW cemetery (ICRC, Germany, n°53)
  • Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Meschede, Westphalia, Germany
    Theatre entrance (ICRC, Germany, n°54)
  • Wahn, Westphalia, Germany
    Wahn, Westphalia, Germany
    French prisoners-of-war at work (Karl Rud. Bremer & Co., Cologne, Germany, n°205)
  • Wahn, Westphalia, Germany
    Wahn, Westphalia, Germany
    English prisoners-of-war and their interpreter (Karl Rud. Bremer & Co., Cologne, Germany, n°221)
  • Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Gymnastics show, June 1915 (ICRC, Germany, n°8)
  • Hohenasperg, Württemberg, Germany
    Hohenasperg, Württemberg, Germany
    Fortress courtyard (ICRC, Germany, n°59)
  • Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Blockhouses (ICRC, Germany, n°60)
  • Rheinhausen, between Essen and Düsseldorf, Württemberg, Germany
    Rheinhausen, between Essen and Düsseldorf, Württemberg, Germany
    prisoners-of-war working in the Krupp steel rail factory (ICRC, Germany, n°61)
  • Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Groups of prisoners-of-war (W. Boppel, Schwäb, Gmünd, Germany)
  • Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Groups of prisoners-of-war (W. Boppel, Schwäb, Gmünd, Germany)
  • Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Groups of prisoners-of-war (W. Boppel, Schwäb, Gmünd, Germany)
  • Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Gmünd, Wurtemberg, Germany
    Parcel delivery (W. Boppel, Schwäb, Gmünd, Germany)
  • Dantzig-Troyl, Prussia, Germany
    Dantzig-Troyl, Prussia, Germany
    ICRC delegates visiting the camp (ICRC, Germany, n°68)
  • Schneidemühl, Posen, Germany
    Schneidemühl, Posen, Germany
    Laundry (ICRC, Germany, n°75)
  • Blankenburg, Germany
    Blankenburg, Germany
    Officers' camp (publisher unknown, Germany)
  • Germany
    Germany
    French and Belgian prisoners-of-war returning from work (HWK)
  • Germany
    Germany
    French prisoners-of-war, 1914-1915 (WML)