Essays Tagged: "Christmas truce"

The Christmas truce of Christmas 1914

Perhaps the best recorded and successful unofficial ceasefire was the Christmas Truce of 1914 during the First World War. On Christmas Day, 1914, only 5 months into World ... French and German soldiers and officers made individual unofficial truces in seasonal goodwill.The Christmas Truce began first with the German soldier's custom of erecting Christmas trees with lit ca ... hem not to open fire, but to observe. The British soldiers then started to hear the Germans singing Christmas carols in German, and they sang back in English. German soldiers who understood and spoke ...

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Subjects: History Term Papers > European History