Christmas on the Western Front

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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Christmas_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q1630British troops eating their Christmas dinner in a shell hole, Beaumont Hamel, 25th December 1916. First World War One

Wartime Christmas

English children evacuated during The Blitz eat their Christmas dinner in 1941 in a home for evacuees in Henley-on-Thames, a town along the River Thames in Oxfordshire.

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Christmas dinner for children in a home for evacuees at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 1941._1941__D5703 England Second World War Two

Christmas 1941

Christmas_dinner_celebrations_on_board_HMS_WESTMINSTER_at_Rosyth,_December_1941__A6484Christmas dinner celebrations on board HMS Westminster at Rosyth, Scotland. 25th December 1941. Roya

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Christmas dinner celebrations on board HMS Westminster on the 25th of December, 1941, while the warship was docked at Rosyth, Scotland. The ship served in – and survived – both the First and Second World Wars, and was then sold for scrap in 1947.

On this day: Christmas dinner during the war

19th December 1944: Men of 1/5th Welch Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division, sit down to their Christmas dinner, near Baexem in Holland.

Caption from the Imperial War Museum.

The_British_Army_in_North-west_Europe_1944-45_B13017Men of 1-5th Welch Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division, sit down to their Christmas dinner, near Baexem in Holland, 19 December 1944.