Tag Archives: World War I

Happy New Year of Peace

Snippets 176. One hundred years ago today, when people wished each other a “Happy New Year” it was a wish for a year of peace, after the Great War that had been waged since 1914 had finally come to an … Continue reading

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The Post-War Christmas

Christmas History 38. Christmas 1918 was a time for thanksgiving, relief and perhaps taking stock, because the Great War had come to an end. Kaiser Wilhelm had abdicated on 9th November, and Germany had signed an armistice on 11th November. However, … Continue reading

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Santa’s Helper and the Queen’s Christmas Gift (Christmas History 16)

Lady Harriet Julia Jephson was an artist and writer, who wrote about her travel experiences in Notes of a Nomad, published in 1918.  The Great War hung heavy over her narrative, and she reflected upon her many acquaintances who had been … Continue reading

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Face to the Foe (Snippets 20)

Ernest Craigie Melville was a Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the First World War.  While he was serving, he wrote a book of Poems from the Trenches, which was published in 1918.  He was born in 1887, … Continue reading

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