Christmas In The Trenches

Ninety-Nine years ago, German and Allied troops had a Christmas Truce. Something generally unheard of in war. They sang carols, exchanged items, and some even played soccer. The soldiers set aside the war for a little bit and enjoyed Christmas as best as they could, considering their circumstances.

 

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.

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

Merry Christmas,

Donna

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Posted on December 23, 2013, in Research. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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