One of the last examples of chivalry between enemies in war, the Christmas Truce, as it became known, was a series of unofficial and unlikely ceasefires that took place around December 24th and 25th, 1914. READ MORE:
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So, Christmas is nearly here which means that food, wine and indulgence are probably on your mind…and lips. The festive period at wartime was very different to the one most of us are used to today and much more about making do. READ MORE HERE:
Wilfred Ewart reveals the fact that (despite strict orders to the contrary) fraternization took place on the second Christmas Day of the War. Later, anything in the nature of an unofficial armistice was meet with severe punishment, such as stopping leave for units who encouraged the practice. READ MORE HERE:
It might be the last day to post your Christmas cards First Class tomorrow, but during World War One, there would have been a much bigger emphasis on post at this time of year. READ MORE HERE:
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PRE-CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM FORCES WAR RECORDS - ORIGINAL 1914 PRINCESS MARY’S BOX WITH GIFT CARDS INSIDE.
Christmas gift from Forces War Records - Original 1914 Princess Mary’s box with gift cards inside. See here for more:
Christmas is a time to spend with family, but during the two World Wars a serviceman would be very lucky indeed to find himself at home for ‘the holidays’. Here’s a few stories to illustrate what Christmas was like in wartime.
The last few days of 1944 found the Allied Nations full of a great hope and joy such as had not been experienced for many years. Things were going very well in Europe, and it seemed only a matter of time before World War Two, the great conflict that would claim a total of 452,000 British and Commonwealth lives, would be over.
Christmas on the Western Front of the Great War was never going to be a time of peace and harmony, but soldiers did what they could to honour the day. Here's an exclusive extract from the diary of Private W.J.Fletcher, 33rd Division, Bethune in France, demonstrating the ups and downs of a 'holiday season' spent at war.
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