Children pose with Santa Claus in New South Wales, Australia on the 10th of November, 1941. Australia had been at war for more than two years.
The future Duchess of Northumberland, Elizabeth Diana Percy (née Montagu Douglas Scott), is photographed here at the age of thirteen. 6th November 1935.
Mrs Devereux and her twelve-year-old daughter Jean at their home in Pinner, Middlesex, England in December of 1944.
The Christmas tree was a present from Mr Devereux, who was serving overseas in the war, and was organised through a YMCA initiative.
More photographs of the family’s Christmas can be found HERE.
Christmas in London in 1944, the last Christmas of the Second World War. The caption for the image reads:
At the Canning Town settlement, Derek Cunningham receives a Christmas card and savings stamp. In addition, he is holding a paper bag containing a new toy and some sweets, donated as Christmas gifts by America through the British War Relief Society.