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The Siegfriedstellung (Hindenburg Line) was a German defensive position of the First World War, built during the winter of 1916-1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux, near Soissons on the Aisne.
‘As soon as the war began he started drawing cards and he produced 1,500 different designs, which is phenomenal and shows just how much they were in demand.
He produced a massive 12,000 different seaside postcards throughout his career but in 1954 he was charged with publishing obscene images and four of his cards were banned immediately and 17 more banned once existing stocks had been sold. His career spanned seven decades, with his cards charting the changing times.
His designs cover issues such as rationing, home service, war profiteers, recruitment and soldiers in training.
There can now be no better excuse to come and visit the Isle of Wight!
– Rain or Shine you will see the 20th Century depicted in comical jest by one of our most prolific and much loved artists.
Our museum pays homage to Donald Mc Gill, who spent his life creating comic artworks for the then thriving postcard industry.
Donald created over 12,000 postcards from 1904 till his death in 1962.
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‘Donald lost his foot in a rugby accident so he couldn’t partake in the fighting, but he did a big effort for the war by producing thousands of patriotic cards,’ said James Bissell-Thomas, the owner of the Donald Mc Gill Postcard Museum in Ryde, Isle of Wight.