Soldiers throughout the First World War found ways to maintain morale and mark the festive season while separated from their loved ones.
Here we look at some of the Christmas cards sent by soldiers during the First World War, and how they helped ease the pressures of life on the front line.
In 1647, Christmas was almost cancelled as the Long Parliament and its army tried to banish all festivities that smacked against the sober Puritan values of the period.
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