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Church service on the deck of a World War I troopship

Date: 1915 - 1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 88 x 137 mm
Medium: Photographic print on card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00030061
Related Place:Mediterranean Sea,

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    Description
    This black and white photographic postcard shows a church parade taking place on a World War I troopship in the Mediterranean. The Chaplain and some of the ship’s crew are on the upper deck looking down toward the crowded soldiers. The soldiers are wearing their uniforms, including their slouch hats, and most have lifebelts on. The message on the reverse of the postcard explains that the lifebelts were worn continuously as they were under threat from submarine attack.
    SignificanceThis postcard is an important pictorial record of the role religion played in the lives of sailors serving in World War I. Chaplains served on board troopships during the war in order to assist the spiritual welfare of sailors.
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    Web title: Church service on the deck of a World War I troopship

    Assigned title: Church service on the deck of a World War I troopship in the Mediterranean

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