Christmas Trees, HMCS Border Cities
Two Christmas trees decorate the rigging of the minesweeper HMCS Border Cities in the harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland.
Taken at Christmas 1944, the photograph shows the long-standing naval tradition of hoisting evergreens aloft on Christmas Day. Other parts of the ship are also decorated, and celebrations can include special meals, with the officers serving the remainder of the ship's crew.
George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20000224-005 _2