Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On this day in 1914: World War I Christmas Truce begins

The mindless slaughter on the western front during World War I halted in some parts of 440 mile-long killing field on Christmas Eve 100 years ago. Enemy troops climbed out of the trenches to greet each other in No Man's Land, they sang songs and even played soccer.

While there is not peace on Earth this Christmas--again--there isn't wholesale human butchery such as the kind from the Great War. For that we should be grateful.

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