Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Truce 1914

 
I thought this would be very fitting for today!  Tonight 100 years ago British and German troops decided to have a Christmas truce, and stop firing their guns and artillery.  It is amazing this happened!  The Pope at the time asked each side to officially stop fighting for one night.  They said no, but this one group decided to unofficially stop for one night! 
 
They sang Christmas Carols and played games together for one night.  Some of the men on both sides decided in this truce retrieve their fallen brothers on the battle field.  This has never happened since, and I believe shows that we are more alike than different. 
 
This is such an incredible true story - they made a film about it!
 

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