Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25: The Last Christmas Truce

On this date in History .... 1914:

In what was called “the last outdated notion of chivalry between enemies in warfare”, German and British soldiers crawled out of the trenches, crossing no-man’s land to shake each other’s hands,  sing Christmas carols together, exchange gifts of cigarettes and plum puddings and to play a game of soccer.  

This impromptu “Christmas Truce” was never repeated.  Future attempts at holiday ceases fires were stopped by officers who threatened disciplinary action.


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