The Christmas Truce of 1914
The Christmas Truce of 1914 refers to a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of World War I in December, 1914. In the week leading up to the 25th, French, German, and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In some areas, men from both sides ventured into no man’s land to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. These unofficial truces are often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history.
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