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: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.