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.