The following video is about the spontaneous Christmas truces which took place along the Western front during the First World War, on Christmas 1914 and again, to a lesser extent on Christmas 1915.
Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches.
At times, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides ventured into no man’s land, where they mingled and exchanged food and souvenirs. Many such meetings ended in group carol-singing and even games of football.
The Christmas truces were particularly significant due to the number of men involved and the level of their participation.
Peace On Earth. Goodwill To All.
May there be peace in our hearts.
May there be peace for all humanity.
May there be perfect peace on earth.
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