Grandpa’s letter written Sept 23rd, 1918

The Remembrance Letter: the legacy of war

In this age of emails and texts, it’s worth remembering that a century ago, writing and posting a letter was the most common means of communicating with someone at a distance.

During World War I, some 12 million letters a week were sent to and from the Western Front in Europe. The British Post Office in London estimated that it handled more than 2 billion letters and parcels during the war.