Altar of Cathedral of Nativity - Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of the Nativity – 1942 Bethlehem, Palestine (photos)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British War Cemetery.” He most likely took (or purchased) these photos on this visit that day.…

Altar of Church of "All Nations" showing mosaic work - Jerusalem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary – 1942 Jerusalem

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Returned to Jerusalem for lunch.  Afternoon taken over the Way of the Cross.  Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary.   Visited Pilates residence then followed Our Lord’s path to Calvary stopping at the various stations.…