By Ben Wheeler
BEAUTIFULLY colourised images showing what life was like for both military personnel and civilians in wartime during the festive season have been released this week.
The photographs include families celebrating the big day in a London bomb shelter complete with decorations, despite the chaos of The Blitz unfolding in the skies above them.
Others show three gunners preparing to fire a shell on New Year’s Eve inscribed with the words ‘For Adolph, unhappy new year,’ whilst an additional image depicts Sgt Hiram Pouty on board a tank playing Santa for British children in Perham Downs.
They are the work of Cardiff-based electrician, Royston Leonard (55), who has painstakingly brought the images into the 21st century.