The Illustrated War News, Part 21, December 30th 1914

THE ILLUSTRATED ]VAR NEWS, DEC. 30,1914 .—[Part 21]—3 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ON A BRITISH WAR-SHIP :EVERGREENS FOR THE MASTHEAD. Christmas celebrations in the Navy were naturally curtailed this year, but even in time of war the festival is observed to some extent, under the limitations caused by the necessity of being ready for immediate action. That the Navy did not allow Christmas festivities to interfere with duty is shown by the brilliant air-raid on Cuxhaven on Christmas morning. The Grand Fleet which keeps its silent watch THE COM MANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GRAND FLEE TAT SE A :ADMIRAL JELLICOE. on the underseas, Admiral Jellicoe, did not, we maybe sure, relax any of its vigilance. One of the Christmas customs in the Navy is to decorate the mastheads with holly, mistletoe, or evergreens. The mess-room tables are also decorated, and the officers walk in procession through the messes, the Captain sampling the fare.— [Photos, by Newspaper Illustrations and AI fieri.]
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