Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Truce of 1914: The Most Miraculous Christmas Eve in History

How could we resist wishing each other a Merry Christmas, even though we might be at each others throats immediately afterwards? (A quote from a letter written by private Heath.)


Christmas truce memorial. Image via Wikipedia.


On the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the middle of fierce battle, the British and German troop stood face to face in trenches divided by “No Man’s Land”. Soon their hands went out and tightened in the grip of friendship. That night, not a shot was made. All is calm. Violating order, soldiers from both sides put down their weapon, sang Christmas carols together, exchanged gifts and helped bury each other’s dead. It was the most memorable Christmas Eve in history...

This is the story of how Christmas managed to bring enemies together as friends for a time:

Christmas Truce of 1914: The Most Miraculous Christmas Eve in History

by Yovita Siswati in Holidays 

1 comment:

spinninglovelydays said...

Fascinating posts. I'll visit often. :)