Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish all our American members, friends and visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I can’t offer you any photos of Thanksgiving celebrations in Salonika one hundred years ago, but I have found you some pictures from the marvellous IWM online collection, showing British troops and  turkeys, which I hope will do.

Turkeys reared for the mess by British troops, Salonika, December, 1916. Turkeys reared for the mess by British troops, Salonika, December, 1916.[click on image to see full size] © IWM (Q 32603)

Captain Davis, Officer Commanding No. 706 Motor Transport Company (ASC) carves the Christmas turkey for his officers in their tented Mess, Christmas Day 1916. No. 706 MT Company was one of a number of support units attached to the Serbian Third Army during the Salonika Campaign. Captain Davis, Officer Commanding No. 706 Motor Transport Company (ASC) carves the Christmas turkey for his officers in their tented Mess, Christmas Day 1916. No. 706 MT Company was one of a number of support units attached to the Serbian Third Army during the Salonika Campaign. [click on image to see full size] © IWM (Q 32622)

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, wherever you are!

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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