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Centennial of the Christmas truce

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Ohiophinphan, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    One hundred years ago German and British Commonwealth forces created a spontaneous truce along the front lines of the new trench warfare. In an excerpt from a CBS report....

    This was Christmas 1914, just a few months after the outbreak of hostilities. A lot of these troops were green, not yet bloodied by the horrors to come.

    At the Imperial War Museum in London, historians like Alan Wakefield say the bitterness and hatred had not yet taken hold.

    "The war hadn't got that sort of, as you say, dirty at that stage," said Wakefield. "It's really 1915 that things like poison gas comes along. Zeppelin airships are bombing London, Germans sink the liner Lusitania with civilian casualties. And the propaganda machine hasn't really fed on that and actually created those sort of hatreds between the two forces."

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    A brief moment of humanity in the midst of horror. May all here find the joy of Christmas in the midst of their daily lives.

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