Today’s most-popular Christmas toys include Frozen dolls and tech gadgets, but it was a very different story 100 years ago. Newspapers from the time reveal there was a clear trend for ‘British-made’ military toys in the year that Britain joined World War One. Daily Mirror – Friday 04 December 1914 Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. View the whole newspaper page The ‘Great Miniature Battle’ of 1914, with trenches and barbed wire An …
Oh, we loved this whimsical article from 1919 about the quaint customs and traditions of Christmas! Grantham Journal – Wednesday 24 December 1919 Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000400/19191224/061/0003
A letter about the Christmas Truce of 1914 We found this wonderful newspaper report – based on a letter written by a junior officer- in The Archive about the impromptu Christmas Truce of 1914.