Christmas is a time when we put our normal routines on hold and enjoy the holiday spirit.
However, during the 1939-45 period, "normality" was a loose concept for civilians and military alike. The holidays took on an even greater significance during this time with everyone looking forward to the familiarity of the festive season, and the feeling of family and friendship associated with it.
Soldiers were most affected by this. Deployed in the furthest corners of the world, most of them had never been away from their loved ones.
Each military unit did what it could to honor the season, but the harsh realities of war often took precedence over holiday traditions.
Check out our photo gallery and some interesting facts about how the Allies spent Christmas during World War II!
From all of us here at Wargaming, we wish you Happy Holidays!