Christmas with the Troops

Herts and Essex Observer, 12 December, 1914
Herts and Essex Observer
Christmas Carnival Dec 1914
Herts and Essex Observer
Christmas Entertainments December 1914
Herts and Essex Observer
Herts and Essex Observer
Troops at Christmas 1914 as reported in the newspaper in Jan 1915
Herts and Essex Observer

What is the anonymous well-wisher asking for in the first article ?

Why does he fear that these soldiers would be forgotten ?

In the second article, what entertainments are being put on for the troops ? (You may need to look some of these up !)

In the third article, what will soldiers be able to do on Christmas night and Boxing Day ?

In the fourth article, what entertainment was laid on for soldiers in the Bishop’s Stortford Hospital ?

What kind of presents had been donated ?

Look at the last article What usually happened to privately billeted soldiers at Christmas ?

What did some Companies additionally arrange for the troops ?

Despite all these efforts to entertain the troops, how do you think it really felt to be away from home at Christmas ?

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