Uncomfortable season's greetings: Happy Christmas 1938 !

Updated: Aug 26, 2019


1938? Are you sure about the date? Yes, today I want to share an anecdote about Christmas 1938, a mere eighty years ago today - quite a nicely round number to start a conversation. The Bodleian Libraries hold in their collections a very peculiar document from December 1938: a topical, albeit unsavoury, Christmas greetings card from the Conservative party, which also commemorates an event that what was considered to have prese