Today is Christmas Eve according to the old calendar, and tonight millions of people (including Ukrainians like me) celebrate with a twelve-dish dinner.
With the disaster surrounding us and a house full of smoke, this is going to be an odd one.
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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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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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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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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.