American Children Give British Party- Christmas For Evacuees, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 1941

Evacuee American children provided with a Christmas party in Oxfordshire, England, in 1941. The sheer importance of Christmas nostalgia in a crisis keeps showing up through these press images, and it’s little wonder White Christmas had its stupendous breakthrough precisely during some of the darkest times of the second world war. Photo: Library of Congress

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