Videos and other content relating to Christmases from 1939 - 1945 during World War Two.
Eyewitness Joanna Roberts describes Christmas 1940 spent sheltering from the bombs.
Christmas Eve 1939 was an unhappy occasion for evacuee Hilda Hollingsworth. Alan Bennett narrates.
Alan Bennett recounts future MP Michael Foot's view of Christmas 1940.
Richard Holmes describes how St. Paul's Cathedral was saved from the bombing that was destroying the City of London.
The resilience of Churchill and the British people
Britain bombs Berlin, then Germany retaliates.
Firemen who fought the Second Great Fire of London recall fighting the fires until New Year 1941, in a film by J.B. Priestley.
Alan Bennett describes the Christmas service from the blitzed Coventry Cathedral.
An American news report of Christmas in Britain in 1940 read by the American journalist Quentin Reynolds.
Jonathan Dimbleby describes the 1940 bombing campaigns.
Alan Bennett describes the devastating bombing raid on London on 29 December 1940.
American journalist Ed Murrow reports on Christmas in 1940.
Edward Gill, an evacuee from Manchester, fondly remembers Christmas 1939. Alan Bennett narrates.