12 Posts of Christmas, 2014 (Day 11)

     One hundred years ago this Christmas, came one of the most miraculous events in the history of warfare: The Christmas Truce.

     While there had been “truces” ranging from passive inactivity to the occasional fraternization, Christmas ushered in a day when both sides on the Western front (and to a lesser degree the Eastern Front), without official sanction.

     From singing Christmas carols, to exchanging gifts, to even playing a no-mans-land version of Soccer (Football) matches.

     In pace requiescat.

     The previous “Posts of Christmas”:

  • Day 1 – Snow is not just frozen water, but beautiful crystal structures of near infinite variety
  • Day 2 – Christmas In The Roaring Twenties
  • Day 3 – Christopher Lee wishes us all a HEAVY Christmas
  • Day 4 – Christmas in Las Vegas
  • Day 5 – Girls und Panzer Abridged: The Christmas Special.
  • Day 6 – Ertha Kitt performs “Santa Baby.”
  • Day 7 – Were you naughty… or nice?
  • Day 8 – “The Grinch” as performed by 16 Second Stare
  • Day 9 – “The Bells of Christmas” from Loreena McKennitt.
  • Day 10 – A little Christmas message for our enemies around the world.

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2 Responses to 12 Posts of Christmas, 2014 (Day 11)

  1. avatar Old Blue says:

    It got so out of hand that officers were threatening to shoot soldiers who participated. By December 1914, the war was already horrific. And they still had almost four more years of war.

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