Uncertainty and Hope: Christmas in wartime Britain on the Home Front

How the First World War made Christmas history

Finally, some ‘normal’ Christmases?

Holly and Barbed Wire, Guns and Tinsel

1939

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1940

WRNS holding dolls made of old stockings © IWM A 13418

1941

Two women wearing Siren Suits © Underwood Archives

1942–1943

WRNS around a Christmas tree and with a cake © IWM A 26892

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Major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage a collection of nine venues across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear.

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