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CHRISTMAS CARD – WWI – GALLIPOLI – SINAI CAMPAIGN: 42nd East Lancs Division. A Merry Xmas. Christmas 1915. K says we are pulling our weight. Christmas 1916. Still doing it elsewhere.

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A rare Christmas card was made in 1916 by the 42nd Lancashire Division during WWI in North Africa during the Sinai Campaign.  

The image on the left-hand side represents a Christmas situation the year before, in 1915, with a Bulldog, a symbol of the Division next to a map of the theatre of the Battles of Krithia during the Gallipoli Campaign, one of the great events of World War I.  During this 11-month long saga, a force of 325,000 Ottomans successfully defended their country from a British Imperial-French invasion force of over 500,000 men which made various landings upon the Gallipoli Peninsula which strategically guarded the mouth of the Dardanelles, the gateway to Istanbul.   

The main image in the middle showcases the Bulldog in a different situation, in the North African port, during the Sinai Campaign in December of 1916. 

Such cards were sent back home for Christmas. This card was sent to a Mrs. Walshe by one D. Grand.

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