25 December 2014   Leave a comment

Today is the 100th anniversary of an extraordinary event: the Christmas truce between British and German soldiers in the trenches of World War I.  The truce was not an official one–it was one unilaterally declared by soldiers who chose to recognize their common humanity rather than the national loyalties which had been driving them to kill each other.  Needless to say, the officers did not look kindly upon this fraternization, and stern orders were given to prevent a re-occurrence.

 

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Posted December 26, 2014 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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