Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Truce


Christmas Truce
On Christmas Day in 1914, German and British troops held a temporary ceasefire known as the 'Christmas Truce'. Both sides sang carols, exchanged Christmas greetings and gifts, and there are even stories of soccer matches taking place. In the above photo, German troops decorate a tree in their trench.

2 comments:

Peter said...

Yes! What an event - imagine in the midst of the war....
There is a german movie about it, called "Merry Christmas". It is pretty good, I really enjoyed watching it.

You can have a look on it here.... http://www.amazon.de/Merry-Christmas-Diane-Kruger/dp/B000IFSERS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1230501261&sr=8-1

:-)

Best regards,
Peter

Beverly said...

Don't you wish they lasted a lot longer?