Christmas menus from 1941

Christmas  1941 menu at Simpons-in-the-Strand.

Christmas 1941 menu at Simpons-in-the-Strand.

Alan Sanger and his cousin Audrey (with their backs to the camera) are in the centre of this historic blitz picture taken at Fratton.

Bomb site boy is revealed, 76 years after blitz on Portsmouth

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Judging by these two menus you would not have thought there was a war on at Christmas 1941 at Simpsons-in-the-Strand.

Mind you, the men on the gun battery didn’t do too badly though did they? Included in the soldiers’ menu are beer and cigarettes.

Christmas  1941 menu at Simpons-in-the-Strand.

Christmas 1941 menu at Simpons-in-the-Strand.

Although there seemed a shortage of many things during the war, cigarettes always seemed to make it through with the convoys.

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