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The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

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  • 29 Dec, 2014  |
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Christmas brings out the best in all of us.

At dawn on Christmas day, a few German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines through the smoldering fields of no-man's-land shouting "Merry Christmas" in English and French.

1 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

At first, the Allies feared a trap, but seeing the Germans were unarmed, left their own trenches and shook hands with the enemy that they had been fighting for months.


2 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

Soon, more than 100,000 British and Germans had left their trenches. Gifts, including helmets, were exchanged between both sides.


3 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

There were even a few games of football and hairdressers from both sides made each other presentable. While soldiers from both sides helped to bury the dead from previous days of vicious fighting.


4 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

Unfortunately, this was the first and last time such an act would take place during the Great War. After learning about the truce, officers from both sides threatened their soldiers with disciplinary action if they stopped fighting.


5 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)

Though temporary, the Christmas Truce proves that not even one of the deadliest wars in the history of the world can squash the human spirit or rob people of their humanity.



6 The Heartwarming Story Of A Christmas Truce From World War I (6 pics)


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№1 Author: Dune_king (29 Dec 2014 03:07) Total user comments: 435


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Old men will always find wars for young men to die in.
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№2 Author: LewisJones (29 Dec 2014 03:59) Total user comments: 2181


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hairdressers made the men presentable???? and we thought gay's couldn't serve back then.... :03:
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№3 Author: adzhoe (29 Dec 2014 07:46) Total user comments: 15017


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Fascinating that happened, most likely to never happen again. Imagine, they went back to killing the next day. mind boggling....never forget.
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№4 Author: Ben2017 (29 Dec 2014 17:32) Total user comments: 2042


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I wonder if the fighting was as intense after that
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№5 Author: gabynasos (29 Dec 2014 19:05) Total user comments: 148


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unbeliveble story!!! :04:
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№6 Author: setanta5 (30 Dec 2014 01:38) Total user comments: 39


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During World War I there were several incidents of what their leaders would call 'fraternising with the enemy'. I haven't heard of this one, most happened when the armies agreed to truce to recover or bury their dead in no-man's land between the combatants.

These soldiers had more in common with each other than they did with their hate-filled leaders.
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