www.knittedbliss.com My Favourite Articles and Links This Week These gigantic crocheted urchins are so beautiful!! I wish I could see them in person. Knitting as espionage during World War I and II. 1

Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week (Knitted Bliss)

These light and fluffy Orange Creamsicle Cup cakes are filled with a marshmallowy creme filling and topped with a sweet orange vanilla cream cheese frosting! It’s like eating an Orange Creamsicle in cupcake form!

Ernest Hemingway during World War I

Ernest Hemingway during World War I

WWI British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

WWI British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914 [361x400]

German soldier giving a cigarette to an English soldier, Christmas Eve, 1914 (The Christmas Truce)

An amazing photo to have all Four British kings .  From left to right: Prince George (later George V), Prince Edward (later Edward VIII), Prince Albert (later George VI) and King Edward VII....

Historical British Monarchs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Four British kings. From left to right: Prince George (later George V), Prince Edward (later Edward VIII), Prince Albert (later George VI) and King Edward VII. Prince Albert (later George VI) is father to the present Queen Elizabeth.

German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I.

21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

"German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I." _____________________________The soldiers utilize the landscape to instill a sense of holiday celebratory spirit, despite the atmosphere of war.

Washable Sanitary Pads used in the days before World War I, when the disposables were invented from cotton medical bandages left over after the war.

Cloth pad tutorial (I pinned this one for the way it is folded up, figured it would be a good way to transport the used pad until it is able to be washed) a topic thats often overlooked when it comes to prepping - homemade_sanitary_pads

British soldiers in a trench in France make merry with paper hats from Christmas crackers while a sentry uses a mirror to keep watch on no man’s land, 1916.

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I British soldiers in a trench in France make merry with paper hats from Christmas crackers while a sentry uses a mirror to keep watch on no man’s land, 1916

Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914.        In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.

During the Christmas Truce of German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches. Not an actual photo from the event, but you get the picture.

27 New Books to Get You in the Holiday Spirit  Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

27 Books to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

27 New Books to Get You in the Holiday Spirit Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

This WWI-themed Christmas ad is blowing up the Internet | Rare   This really happened. Why can't we all just get along?

This WWI-themed Christmas ad is blowing up the Internet

The Sainsbury Christmas commercial makes me cry no matter how many times I watch it.

Christmas truce  ::  a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during the World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.

The Christmas Truce WW1

Original Salvation Army ...World War 1 Donut #recipe | Justapinch.com

Original Salvation Army ...World War 1 Donut

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