25 December 2007

The "Christmas Truce"

The "Christmas Truce" of World War I (1914)

The “Christmas truce” of 1914, which took place between British and German troops stationed on the Western Front of WWI, left a lasting legacy of mutual respect, kindness, and honor.
The unofficial cease-fire began after British troops responded to German caroling with Christmas songs of their own. Before long, the enemy soldiers were socializing, exchanging gifts, and even attending funerals together.

1 comment:

Devastatin' Dave said...

The Christmas Truce is a great story and more people need to be aware of it. Thanks, Ian.