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The Christmas Truce of 1914

A pretty amazing event.

On Christmas Eve 1914, during World War 1, the soldiers on both the German and British sides formed an unofficial pause in battle to wish each other a Happy Christmas..

After exchanging handshakes, cigarettes, some gifts, and Christmas wishes, and playing football they had to ultimately return to their trenches. Neither side wanted to start shooting at the other, with whom they just spent Christmas. But with all their hesitance, the shelling started, as well as the bullets flying, under threat of punishment from the higher ranks if they refuse orders to start fighting each other again.


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