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Krishtlindje në llogoret e luftës

Lufta e Parë Botërore ishte një ferr i vërtetë për shumicën e ushtarëve, por sërish këto foto të rralla nga arkivat britanike tregojnë se pavarësisht vështirësive, ushtarët festonin Krishtlindjet.

Shumë prej tyre përgatisnin kartolina vetë, të tjerë kujdeseshin për të gatuar gjelin e detit e madje edhe ëmbëlsira.



Për të ngjallur shpirtin festiv, për ushtarët kishte edhe pantomima.

Kur lufta nisi në gusht të vitit 1914, palët mendonin se ajo do përfundonte për pak muaj.

Madje shumë ushtarë u premtonin familjarëve se do ktheheshin në kohë për Krishtlindje.

Por nuk ndodhi kështu.

Trupat kaluan katër vite në llogore.

Alan Wakefield, i Muzeut Perandorak të Luftës, thotë se këto imazhe tregojnë se si ushtarët e gjenin mënyrën për të festuar.

Gjeli i detit u shërbehej ushtarëve nga oficerët.

Në front shpërndaheshin pako të ndryshme.

Në disa raste organizoheshin edhe ndeshje futbolli.

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Playful: During rehearsals for the pantomime Cinderella, the 'horse' takes time out to meet his audience near Bapaume on the Somme, January 2, 1918. A light-hearted performance brought Christmas cheer to the FrontTruce: British and German soldiers at Ploegsteert, near Ypres, during Christmas, 1914. The ceasefire marked the festive seasonDiscouraged: Those in command on both sides of No Man's Land didn’t like the idea that there was a truce, and tried to make sure that similar events did not take place in subsequent yearsOccasion: Nurses distributing gifts to convalescent soldiers in a German hospital on Christmas Day, 1917. Alcohol, such as wine and beer, made the day extra special for those Britons abroad over ChristmasThinking of home: The card above reads, 'souvenir of the occupation of Jerusalem by the British troops on December 9, 1917. Cards like this were sent from soldiers back to their families and friends at homeEffective:  Christmas parcels for soldiers at the front stacked up at the Army Post Office, Regent's Park, in November 1917. The postal service was excellent at ensuring that care packages reached the recipientPoignant: Cards such as the one pictured above allowed those at home to see what life on the front line looked like. In this image, a line of troops is seen crossing No Man's Land, guided by a flareDetermined: This card, sent home by troops stationed in France in 1916, might have arrived along with a parcel, which could have included food, cigarettes - and fresh socksChristmas dinner: British troops buying geese at a market in France ahead of a meal for fellow soldiersA German officer distributing Christmas gifts to his troops in Romania, December 1917

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