Tuesday 29th December 1914

Breastworks. Cutting down trees in morning. Return to billets in school in afternoon. Receive Princess Mary’s Xmas present. Rain in morning but clears up and turns out lovely night. Was, hair cut and shave and coffee at barbers. (Note) Number of shrines or altars and crucifixes along roadside, and figures of Mary in niches of private houses. Stoves in the houses stand out in the room, paved floors, café au lait always kept ready. Little boys smoke and drink and wear smocks, while quite big lads wear knickerbockers and socks. Cheapness of everything except bread, butter and sweets. No fish obtainable.

Christmas 1914 from Princess Mary and Friends (1) Christmas 1914 from Princess Mary and Friends (2)

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