A wartime Christmas: Sunderland on film in pictures from 1939 to 1945

On film: Sunderland's wartime Christmases

Christmas in Sunderland in the Second World War was a very different proposition.

Amid an era of rationing, air raids and wreckage, Wearside people put up streamers and did their best to enjoy the season.

Food supplies were meagre yet life went on - and so did the patrols which tried to keep the area safe.

Have a look at our film tribute which uses Echo archive photos from 1939 to 1944.

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