Digitised Image

New Zealand soldiers taking part in Christmas celebrations, France, 25 December 1917

Reference Number: 10x8-1764-G

New Zealand soldiers at the counter of an army canteen in France during World War One, eating pieces of christmas cake and drinking coffee distributed free by the New Zealand YMCA on Christmas Day, 1917. Behind the counter, one soldier is handing out what looks to be chocolate (or a cigar) from a box labelled "Fry's Chocolate cakes". Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Young Men's Christian Association, France, World War, 1914-1918 - Military facilities, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand, World War, 1914-1918 - Military life, Christmas and Celebrations.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350 W.W.I. Canteens. (PFP-029718)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: H405

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