The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

“It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man’s-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here’s what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era.”

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

“And when they met, the servicemen exchanged Christmas greetings as best they could. They began to give each other gifts in the form of mementos, cigarettes, and foodstuffs like bully beef, wine, cognac, black bread, biscuits, ham, and even barrels of beer. They showed each other photographs of family and loved ones back home. Some soldiers even started to play soccer with makeshift soccer balls.”

The rest of the article is at the link below. Go. Read. Learn, as I did.

http://io9.com/the-real-story-behind-the-1914-christmas-truce-in-world-1674671558

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