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In the event, millions of men were destined to spend the first of four seasons away from their families and loved ones. Possibly the war had dragged on too long, the killing just too great on both sides. 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. Indeed for some of the troops that formed the army of occupation in Germany this was the least festive Christmas they had experienced. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Society for Army Historical Research, the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association.

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Christmas in the Trenches : Alan Wakefield : 9780750941686

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What Alan Wakefield has done, however, is slightly different, in that he has investigated what happened on the other three Christmas periods of the war as well as the Christmas of 1918 when, if they were not yet at home, there was at least peace and where a degree of goodwill might be expected. Alan Wakefield has trawled the archives of the Imperial War Museum, National Archives and National Army Museum to provide a fascinating selection of first-hand accounts of the six wartime Christmases of the First World War. Unlike the famous Christmas truce of 1914, the Christmas experiences in other years and on other fronts have received scant attention. Men were anxious to return home. . What was the weather like? Afterwards an enquiry was held. Amid the shortages, tedium and dangers of 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'.

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Christmas in the Trenches : Alan Wakefield : 9780750941686

christmas in the trenches wakefield alan

They had fought their war and won, and they expected to reap the rewards of victory. 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'. Alan's first book for Sutton, with Simon Moody, was Under the Devil's Eye October 2004. By 25 December 1918, everything had changed. For the past five years Alan has held the position of Section Head โ€” Photographs, being responsible for the curatorial team managing the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive.

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Christmas in the Trenches

christmas in the trenches wakefield alan

Alan Wakefield has trawled the archives of the Imperial War Museum, National Archives, and National Army Museum to provide a fascinating selection of first-hand accounts of the six wartime Christmases of World War I. 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. Yet this event, in many respects so normal and equally so bizarre, continues to attract our attention and many books and articles have been written about that first Christmas in the trenches. Please upgrade to a newer browser to fully enjoy this site and the rest of the web. The Christmas of 1917 was a white one for many at the front. Covering all theatres of war the talk uses letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs, to examine key themes such as food and drink, festive recreational activities and fraternisation with the enemy including the famous Christmas Truce of 1914.

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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. It is perhaps some measure of our humanity that the brief, partial, and entirely unauthorised, Christmas Truce of 1914, has become one of the most celebrated events of the First World War. What kinds of food - and drink - were available to those in the trenches? Whilst it might be thought that this would be the merriest Christmas since war was declared four long years before, this was far from being the case. It had no lasting impact upon the course of the conflict; no advantage was gained, no territory was won or lost. Alan Wakefield has trawled the archives of the Imperial War Museum, National Archives, and National Army Museum to provide a fascinating selection of first-hand accounts of the six wartime Christmases of the First World War.

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Alan Wakefield: Christmas in the Trenches (ePUB)

christmas in the trenches wakefield alan

Alan Wakefield has trawled the archives of the Imperial War Museum, National Archives and National Army Museum to provide a fascinating selection of first-hand accounts of the six wartime Christmases of the First World War. In the event, millions of men were destined to spend the first of four seasons away from their families and loved ones. To make sure of this the artillery was ordered to open fire at dawn and to continue firing slowly all day. Unlike the famous Christmas truce of 1914, the Christmas experiences in other years of the war and on other fronts have received scant attention. After you update, please come back and you will be able to view our site.

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Alan Wakefield: Christmas in the Trenches (ePUB)

christmas in the trenches wakefield alan

An example of this is recounted by a group of men from the Hampshire Regiment who were billeted with local a local family. This resulted in Captain Miles Barne, temporary commanding officer of the 1st Scots Guards and another company commander, facing a court martial. Unlike the famous Christmas truce of 1914, the Christmas experiences in other years of the war and on other fronts have received scant attention. The talk This talk looks at the way British soldiers celebrated Christmas whilst on active service during the First World War. Unlike the famous Christmas truce of 1914, the Christmas experiences in other years and on other fronts have received scant attention.

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Christmas in the Trenches : Alan Wakefield : 9780750941686

christmas in the trenches wakefield alan

It would seem that no such thoughts entered the minds of the men. Senior officers soon put a stop to this and it seemingly lasted for no more than about forty minutes. 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. 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. Though the troops celebrated as best they could, with whatever little extras they had been able to buy or had been sent from home, there was no fraternisation with the enemy, or at least none recorded. What news, both of loved ones and about the war itself, was reaching the front line? A marvellous piece of historic material was found in our early 17th century house extension from Reigate, Surrey. Internet Explorer 6 was released in 2001 and it does not display modern web sites properly.

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