Away from home Sad Christmases 1914-16 By Ester Unterfinger ... Print comment See in other languages: 8 See in other languages: 8 Languages: 8 (ar) أعياد الميلاد الحزينة 1914-1916 (de) Traurige Weihnachten 1914 - 1916 (es) Navidades tristes 1914-1916 (fr) Tristes Noëls 1914-16 (it) Tristi Natali (pt) Os natais de 1914-16 (ru) Печальное Рождество в Первую мировую (zh) 悲伤圣诞节1914-16年 "Tea with sugar, 5 cents": a price list that was hung up in all the "soldiers' taverns", a Swiss army institution that was set up in 1914. Despite the name these places did not serve alcohol. Military postcard for Christmas and New Year on the theme "yearning of the Swiss border soldier for Christmas with his family", Zurich, 1916 Left: military postcard on the theme "Christmas yearning for warmth and security", Geneva, Switzerland, 1916. Right: Christmas card, "The French infantryman as Father Christmas for the people of Alsace", Alsace, France, 1918 'Christmas 1915'. Military postcard, promotional gift from the H. Bahlsen biscuit factory. Design: Julis Diez, Hannover, Germany 1915. Military postcard for the 6th Division for Christmas, Engadine, canton Graubünden, Switzerland, 1916 New Year's military postcard, Geneva, Switzerland 1916 Postcard "Christmas in the army camp", Switzerland, 1914 Postcard "Christmas in the field". Design: Albert Welti, Switzerland, 1914 (private collection) This content was published on December 25, 2014 11:00 AMDec 25, 2014 - 11:00 A soldier's life on the front and the Swiss borders: celebrating Christmas away from home and yearning for peace and their families.(Postcards: Collection of the Museum of Cultures, Basel, picture editor Ester Unterfinger) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!