Playing cards on the front lines of wars have long been a part of a soldier's life. American soldiers were all given a standard deck of playing cards. Playing card games was the simplest way to pass the time between combat missions and take your mind off the stressful everyday life in the war zone. Popular card games among military are still Spades, Hearts, Rummy, Patience, and Poker.
War Playing Cards
Discover all playing cards related to wars in this war themed playing card category. On this page you will find playing cards about the army, wars, soldiers, weapons and other related militaire playing cards. So whether you are looking for military playing cards, army playing cards, World War II playing cards or other war playing cards you will find them all online at the largest playing card store in the EU!
World War I (1914 - 1918)
During World War I pin-up playing cards were very popular among American soldiers. In World War I, the United States Playing Card Company realized the importance of playing cards for soldiers and began to produce cheap playing cards that were affordable for soldiers who went overseas to Europe to fight on the front.
World War II (1940 - 1945)
During World War II, USPCC joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a very special deck of playing cards. These war playing cards featured a card between the two paper layers of a playing card and were specially made to help allied prisoners of war escape from POW camps in Germany. These WWII playing cards from the United States Playing Card Company became known as the Map Deck.
Vietnam War (1955 - 1975)
In the USA playing cards were also used by American soldiers. American GIs began a tradition of placing the Ace of Spades on a dead body, or leaving an Ace of Spades in a village. Soldiers even sometimes wore the Ace of Spades in their helmets as a sign that death was coming with them as a fear tactic.
WWII Most Wanted Art Playing Cards
The Monuments Men and Women Foundation's WWII Most Wanted Art playing cards can find priceless artwork stolen during World War 2. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the legal recovery of the artworks on these WWII Most Wanted Art playing cards. Featuring the most wanted works of art that vanished in World War II, these playing cards features 52 paintings and art objects from Van Gogh to Renoir and from Rembrandt to Monet. Join the hunt!