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The outskirts of Lens. Christmas 1917. December, 1917 Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada
Remembering the War Years Through Photos December 1917
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A scene on the Lens-Bethune Road, Christmas, 1917. December, 1917 Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada
Christmas Day 1917, Duchess of Connaught Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada
In 1914, during World War I, the Astor family invited the Canadian Red Cross to build a military hospital on part of the Cliveden estate. The Red Cross built a small hospital, the HRH Duchess of Connaught Hospital, on the site with equipment from Canada.
Canadian Christmas mail arrives in forward lines. December, 1917.  Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada 
Canadians entering tiny wooden church at Chateau d'acq, Christmas 1917 Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada 
13th Battalion men having a meal outside their dug- out. December, 1917 Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada 
13th Battalion Scottie dressing himself before going on Christmas leave. December, 1917. Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada
Canadians on the march near the line during a snow storm. December, 1917. Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada