“The Great Depression” was the worst economic period in history and was caused by a stock market crash in 1929. Millions of people lost their jobs and homes as a result and took to begging or stealing as a means of survival. With no money and little hope, people began dancing as a means of escaping the gloom of everyday life.

 

Dancing the Night Away
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The World War 1 Christmas Truce occurred in 1914 and refers to a series of unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front between parties of German and British soldiers. Throughout this week, soldiers exchanged seasonal greetings, songs and even gifts with their enemies.

 

Wartime Christmas Peace
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