A WARTIME CHRISTMAS Paperback Book
By Maria & Andrew Hubert. 200 pages.
Black & White photos and illustrations.
PAPERBACK BOOK. WIDTH: 13cm LENGTH: 20cm DEPTH: 1.5m
For those who lived through wartime Christmases, the celebrations during those years had an especially poignant flavour. This unique anthology recreates those times of heartache and brief moments of pleasurable escape and happiness. Share with wartime veterans and their families memories of Christmas under fire; read about the gift of a pig for POWs’ dinner from the Japanese emperor and how Glenn Miller’s disappearance almost ruined the AEF Christmas show; enjoy ENSA veterans’ anecdotes of Christmas concerts in the most awkward situations. From Christmas on the Russian Front, on board ship in heaving seas and a soldier’s experiences in Egypt, ‘It ain’t arf hot’ pantomimes and the Archbishop of York’s Christmas message in 1940, to an account of life in the Warsaw ghetto, here is a collection of what made Christmas special during the years of the Second World War.
Illustrated throughout, A Wartime Christmas showcases the hope, warmth and colour that the occasion inspired during those bleak times.