[Editor: This postcard, which incorporates a photo of a group of unidentified Australian soldiers, is from the era of the First World War (1914-1918). The postcard is undated.]
Australian soldiers in a mess tent
[Front of postcard]
[Photo of a group of Australian soldiers in a mess tent, gathered around a stove.]
[Reverse of postcard]
[No identifying information about the manufacturer was included on the postcard.]
Dimensions (approximate): 137 mm. (width), 86 mm. (height).
mess = a building, hall, room, tent, or structure on a military base, or in a military encampment or environment, in which members of the military can have their meals (the location may also be used for gatherings, and for purposes of recreation or relaxation), similar to a dining hall (the term may also be used by non-military organisations, such as Scouts and Guides)