The ‘Valentine’ Notes Sent by Munitionettes to Soldiers During World War One

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Sometimes it’s the tiny wee snippets in newspapers that speak volumes.

We loved this newspaper story about how the romantically-inclined munition workers (munitionettes ) during World War One put little, romantic notes inside the ammunition cases that were sent to the soldiers at the front.

historical newspaper report about The Valentine Notes Sent by Munitionettes During World War One

Western Daily Press – Thursday 27 February 1919

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