Bethlehem, the alleged birthplace of Jesus Christ, at Christmastime in the late 1800s.
25th December 1945: The Right Honourable J.B. Chifley is photographed talking to Sergeant Pritchard of the Australian Women’s Army Service in Lae, New Guinea.
Pritchard was the Australian Army’s only Japanese translator during the Second World War.
AWAS saw tens of thousands of women serve in the army for the final four years of the war. The organisation was disbanded in 1947.
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25th December 1944: British Royal Artillery cooks prepare Christmas dinner near the German town of Geilenkirchen. The region had
fallen to the Allies the month before.
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Here in Australia (and I don’t care if it’s dorky – I still love it!) it is now officially Christmas. David Hobson has finished the carols with
The Holy City, and until he does it, it’s not really Christmas here.
There’s not a 2017 video yet, but here he is last year:
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
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