Happy Ukrainian New Year! As Ukrainian Christmas doesn’t happen until the 6th – 7th of January, New Year happens in the middle of the month.
Soviet New Year postcard of a boy in Ukrainian national dress. 1965.
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5th January 1962: The Three Wise Men arrive at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, where crowds of children wait to greet them.
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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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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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3rd December 1950: A wounded chaplain is photographed conducting a memorial service over the snow-covered bodies of dead US Marines.
The image was taken during the
Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.
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