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  • Laci Barry Post

A War-Time Christmas List

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

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Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If you were buying for a World War II soldier, what would you buy? According to a 1941 survey by the Army Times, which was a weekly newspaper for servicemen, here is a list of things the soldiers most wanted for Christmas. It might surprise you!


Cigarette lighters

Cigarette cases


Calendars (Some wanted pin-up girls!)

Radios with battery power


Pen and pencil sets


More letters from home


Shaving equipment

Toilet articles

Sewing and shoeshine kits

Extra socks

More than any of these items, however, the men wanted peace and to be home for Christmas. Remember and pray for soldiers today that will be away from their families this holiday season.

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