A Christmas Truce of 1914


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This is from History.com.
I am including a song by Garth Brooks on the truce.
During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies.
WWI Christmas Truce

Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Alliedsoldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing.

At the first light of dawn on Christmas Day, some German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man’s-land, calling out “Merry Christmas” in their enemies’ native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands…

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