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Christmas Truce. ^ | 12/25/07 | Snopes

Posted on 12/25/2007 12:36:10 AM PST by Dawnsblood

During World War I, in the winter of 1914,the battlefields of Flanders, one of the most unusual events in all of human history took place. The Germans had been in a fierce battle with the British and French. Both sides were dug in, safe in muddy, man-made trenches six to eight feet deep that seemed to stretch forever.

All of a sudden, German troops began to put small Christmas trees, lit with candles, outside of their trenches. Then, they began to sing songs. Across the way, in the "no man's land" between them, came songs from the British and French troops.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: 1914; christmas; history; truce; wwi
In 1914, during WW1 both sides had an unplanned truce. This is the Christmas spirit in a nutshell. Merry Christmas all.
1 posted on 12/25/2007 12:36:12 AM PST by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood

they talked about this in church right when this was posted here on FR. :) Merry Christmas all!

2 posted on 12/25/2007 1:31:17 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet
Note tagline.

We could probably use a litte "truce" over here on FR for a few days! ;-)

3 posted on 12/25/2007 1:35:11 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Observing a moratorium on politics in favor of CHRISTMAS....just for a little time at least! ;-))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

favorite story ping

4 posted on 12/25/2007 8:56:40 AM PST by DeLaine (Santa....I can explain!)
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