27th December 1941: Wounded soldiers are transferred onto a landing craft in Vaagso (the island of Vågsøy), Norway. The country was under Nazi occupation at the time.
The photograph was taken during the one-day
Operation Archery, a combined British and Norwegian raid against German forces that resulted in an Allied victory over the Nazis.
The Norwegian commander of the raid,
Martin Linge, was killed in action during the operation.
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British troops eat Christmas dinner in a shell hole in
Beaumont Hamel, France on the 25th of December, 1916. The commune was almost completely destroyed during the Battle of the Somme that took place that year.
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It seems the Harlequin team is in a hurry to get things done before the holidays hit. I was told to expect a six-week wait for my contract to arrive. Instead, I received it two days after I signed the deal!
It’s always a good feeling when – after so much work – you get to sign something with such a great publisher’s name on it.
What a great Christmas present. 🙂
December 1916. First World War: Injured soldiers celebrate Christmas in the 3rd Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, England. Sheffield was bombed by a German zeppelin during the war, and soldiers from the region suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Somme.
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15th December 1939: Australian women wave farewell to troop ship RMS
Strathallan. World War Two.
Second from left is
Jessie Vasey, the wife of George Alan Vasey, who did not survive the war. Before her husband’s death Vasey had devoted years for fighting for the rights of war widows.
Australia had joined the conflict over three months before the image was taken.
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This painting depicts Christmas dinner in the
Ruhleben internment camp in Germany in 1917. The camp, located west of Berlin, housed between 4000 and 5500 mainly British prisoners during the First World War.
The work was created by Anglo-Dutch artist
Nico Jungmann, who was interned at Ruhleben because he was a naturalised British citizen.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museums.
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To begin the Christmas season,
here is an amazing holly-themed muslin gown from the 1820s.
It is in the Met collection, and I discovered it via ‘s amazing fashion history Twitter account.