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Grandad's WWII Diary

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.

The comments under the photos are his own words from the backs of the photos.

Entrance of %22Manger%22 & %22Star%22 Church of Nativity - Jerusalem

Entrance of Manger & Star Church of Nativity – Jerusalem

The Manger Church of Nativity - Bethlehem

The Manger Church of Nativity – Bethlehem

The Star below which is the actual place where Christ was born - Bethlehem

The Star below which is the actual place where Christ was born – Bethlehem

Altar of Cathedral of Nativity - Bethlehem

Altar of Cathedral of Nativity – Bethlehem

Another View of Star & Altar of Church of Nativity - Bethlehem

Another View of Star & Altar of Church of Nativity – Bethlehem

Inside View of Church of Nativity - Bethlehem

Inside View of Church of Nativity – Bethlehem

Interior of Church of Nativity - Bethlehem - Palestine

Interior of Church of Nativity – Bethlehem – Palestine

Looking towards Altar of R.L (R.C?) Church - Bethlehem

Looking towards Altar of R.L (R.C?) Church – Bethlehem

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

  1. You know, for a girl who doesn’t believe in all that Christmas stuff, your Grandpa spent a lot of time in churches. Mine did too. He was an Anglican priest.

    Posted by suchled | December 8, 2014, 7:55 pm
    • I can’t say he was particuarly religious when I knew him but perhaps he changed his mind or it was just a part of his life. My grandparents never went to church in the years I remember them.

      I guess your Grandfather probably had too – being his job and all 🙂

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | December 8, 2014, 8:09 pm

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