Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’
For a brief moment in 1914, the guns went silent and the men risked court martial to play soccer, smoke and sing—with the other side.
By Hunter DeRensis
• December 21, 2018
The Illustrated London News’s illustration of the Christmas Truce: “British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches” by A.C. Michael, 1915.Wikimedia Commons/public domain
A 19th-century peace activist once asked, “Is it possible that any Christian, of whatever sect, who believes the New Testament to be anything better than a fable, can doubt for a moment that the time will come when all the kingdoms of the earth shall be at peace?”
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