Christmas Day in the London Bridge YMCA Canteen – HRH Princess Helena Victoria, Chairman of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Committee of the YMCA is standing by Mrs Norrie CBE, Superintendant of the canteen. Miss Ellen Terry is sitting by the table.
Image: The interior view of a canteen with flags of the allied countries hanging like bunting along the top of the room. On the right the room is crowded with soldiers awaiting their meal. In the foreground and left are women preparing to serve them. The female guests of honour, the princess and famous actress, stand and sit in the foreground.
Original painting by Clare Atwood
This is photograph Art.IWM ART 3062 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums
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