Christmas in the Trenches Hardback

by Alan Wakefield;

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Christmas in the Trenches

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The outbreak of war in 1914 was greeted with euphoria by many in Europe, and it was widely believed that the conflict would be 'over by Christmas'. In the event, millions of men and women were destined to spend the first of four festive seasons away from their families and loved ones, many on active duty overseas on the front line. Amid the shortages, tedium and dangers of life in the trenches, those at 'the sharp end' remained determined to celebrate Christmas as a time of comradeship and community, a time when the war could be set aside, if only for a day. Alan Wakefield shows how Christmas was celebrated by British, Dominion and Empire troops in the front line on the Western Front, in the Middle East, the Dardanelles, Italy, Salonika and Africa, and the British intervention in Russia from 1918 to 1920. What was the weather like? What news, both of loved ones and about the war itself, was reaching the front line? What kinds of food - and drink - were available to those in the trenches?Textual and illustrative material for the book will be drawn from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive; personal recollections and interviews; contemporary newspaper articles, magazines, comics, leaflets and advertisements; and postcards and personal photographs.

Christmas in the Trenches by Alan Wakefield was published by History Press Sutton Publishin in October 2006. The ISBN for Christmas in the Trenches is 9780750941686.

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Details for Christmas in the Trenches

Page last updated 3rd July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHistory Press Sutton Publishin (October 2006)
Number of Pages160
Thickness10 mm
Height244 mm
Width172 mm
Product Code1117323
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