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.
22 December 2018
Make your own festive greetings card inspired by the First World War Christmas cards in our collection in this free family workshop.
Join us for a series of family-friendly performances, telling the stories behind Christmas postcards sent by soldiers and their loved ones during the First World War.
23 December 2018
Learn how to create your own drawing of the 1914 Christmas Truce, inspired by First World War cartoons in our collection.
24 December 2018
27 December 2018 - 28 December 2018
29 December 2018
30 December 2018
31 December 2018
2 January 2019 - 5 January 2019
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