Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas from the First World War.

Looking around the bookshop and thinking of seasonal images and WW1, because of the comment on yesterdays post, I thought to put up something for people to look at over this festive holiday.

Just rough pictures from the book stock so some may be a bit blurry, the image above is from London Illustrated News December 1916 (click on it to enlarge) and this link takes you to the Sphere magazine for December 19th 1914

I will try to put up some unusual Christmas stuff this week that you may not find elsewhere.


  1. Don't you just love the German helmet being used as a kettle! Did anyone see the French film "Merry Christmas" this week about fraternisation between the troops on Christmas Eve 1914.


    Part of the landscape around Ypres which forms an element of the War Memorial of the Western Front is under threat. Read the details and sign the petition. (If you want to).

    Thanks. Sorry for crashing in like this but it is Christmas and this is not entirely off-thread.

  3. Good thinking Eddie I have done the link for you so it works if you want to know how to put a working link in a comment email me (if I put the instructions here you wont be able to see them as they will appear as a link) and I will email them back to you as a text attachment.


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