Showing posts with label Christmas Wartime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Wartime. Show all posts

7 December 2012

Christmas War: Palestine 1941


Christmas in Gaza, Palestine, 1941. V.A.Ds (Voluntary Aid Detachments). Decorations in those days may look a bit different but you get the jist! Saying that the man in the bed behind the nurse seems too busy sleeping to notice :)

22 December 2011

War time at Christmas, Bunkers & Truce

 In 1914 in the middle of WW1 a famous truce was called. The above photo is of the troops from both sides talking on Christmas day. Very few first hand documented accounts of this remain, Leeds University special collections has a fantastic book, letters, collections from this and 1st hand memories of the football they played on the muddy battlefield.
WW2 Bunker, looks like one that is in a residential garden. Kid asleep with all the Christmas decorations around them. I am guessing with the effort of the decorations its a place they spent alot of time! avoiding those raids that were so frequent in the bigger cites across England.