December 1939 saw the first Christmas of WWII, and in Australia the day also marked the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Prime Minister Menzies and his wife. The Menzies always tried “to have a completely English Christmas Dinner,” a mentally shared by many Autralians at the time – which explains why Australia entered WWII so quickly.
Australia’s First Wartime Christmas
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