Christmas Truce

This year marks the 100th year of the Christmas Truce. World War I was in it’s first year. The overwhelming horrors of the war had not become full blown. This was the war when trench warfare became so important.

In the fall of 1914 both sides tried to out flank each other until trenches stretched from the French Alps to the North Se8386150_f520a. The enemies were separated only by a football field in length. The shot at each other and yelled at each other. In the middle was no man’s land where those who ventured risked their lives. Each side would attempt to overwhelm the other line yet no man’s land was an equalizer.

Occasionally, the sides would allow troops to collect their death. A gruesome task and all the while terrifying wondering if the other side would start shooting again. As Cheshire_Regiment_trench_Somme_1916Christmas approached something very surprising happened.

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