Thursday, 24 December 2009

More First World War Christmas

The picture above (click on it to enlarge) is from a 1915 Christmas issue of London Illustrated News and is called “The Allies Take the Offensive”

I should point out to those who don’t recognise the Christmas decoration doubling as barbed wire that we still had these around when I was a child, glass stars separated with glass tubes coated on the inside with mercury all threaded on string.

I have published up the next week from Sphere Magazine, December 29th 1914 click on the link to view http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts129/id30.htm I should apologise for the blurry flash effected pictures of the pages, I did notice though that our own dear Thanet District council still has the latest version of its flagship magazine published on the councils website so badly that much of it’s illegible see http://www.thanet.gov.uk/pdf/Thanet_Matters_Winter09.pdf I did mention it to TDCIT about a week ago so perhaps it’s an insoluble problem.

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