Local Newspaper for 24th December 1918
"We were released (from POW camp) on the 17th December when we sailed
to Copenhagen and spent nine pleasant days in Denmark where the people
were most kind to us."
Helsingør is north-east of Copenhagen. He must have spent Christmas here, and
bought the newspaper which he brought home and kept as a souvenir or memento.
One item on the front page is in English and is transcribed below:
Yoyeux Noël! ~ A Merry Christmas!
To our English Friends!
At last we can again keep Christmas in Peace and have not to look forward to the festive Season with thoughts of soldiers suffering and bleeding in the rifle-pits, and of broken-up homes behind the fronts.
But though we have peace, you, our English friends, have not yet reached the homes that longingly await you, but have to content yourselves with the humble hospitality we are not able to show you here in Denmark.
Yet, though we can not make up for your homes, we can all show you our sympathy and our friendship, and express our whishes for a good Christmas and a happy New Year to you all and to all your dear ones in Great Britain.
Other Documents & Features
In 1967 Robert Robertson entered a Lincolnshire essay competition with his story "My Memories of WWI".
In May 1918 RS Robertson went missing .... letters written on 3rd June 1918 to his mother & 10th July 1918.
Back in Scotland .... Victory Dinner held on 3rd January 1919 at The Grand Hotel, Charing Cross, Glasgow.