100 Years Ago: Christmas in London

The Intelligencer December 28, 1918 (page 6)

“Glad Welcome to Canadians. London. Canadian soldiers have spread themselves over England’s big cities and small hamlets for a holiday. Eight days’ leave, with free railway warrant, was freely granted from the camps. London is especially crowded and lavish hospitality is provided for overseas troops. The biggest entertainment was at Albert Hall, where 2,000 Dominion officers enjoyed a variety of entertainment by leading stars, followed by tea, a dance, and supper, the whole cost being defrayed by lady supporters of the Beyond Seas Association which already has done so much to make the stay of the overseas officers in London happy.”