Fire Chief J. G. Sarran distributes second-hand toys on Christmas Day, 1925. The toys were repaired by members of the San Antonio fire department.
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During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Christmas was still celebrated. This ration warehouse in Antwerp, Belgium, served as a chapel on Christmas Day. A pile of ration crates became the altar. The port chaplain, Martin Durkin, conducted the services. The men left their work only long enough to attend Mass.
The wrecked destroyers USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372) in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, soon after the end of the Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941. Cassin has capsized against Downes. USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is astern, occupying the rest of the drydock. The torpedo-damaged cruiser USS Helena (CL-50) is in […]