This is a hand-tinted French real photo studio postcard. It depicts a French nun, who is also a nurse, standing at the German border. She is dressed in a long gray dress, tied at the waist, and long gray veil. She carries her belongings tied up in a cloth in her left hand. Her right hand holds a handkerchief and she looks sadly upward. Behind her is the French countryside. A German solder stands at a gatepost, which reads, "Allemagne," and salutes her. He is wearing dark pants, a beige and red belted tunic with long gold tassles, and a black and gold helmet. The postcard refers to the fact that at the start of World War I military authorities believed it inapproriate for religious nursing orders to serve at military field hospitals. The card suggest that this policy pushed the religious nurses to offer their aid to the Germans.
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