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    Christmas Truce of 1914

    During the first year of the World War 1, an unofficial ceasefire would be declared along the western front around the week of Christmas in the winters during 1914.

    After the declaration of World War 1, in exactly 5 months Christmas was approaching which is largely celebrated by French, British and Germans as well. During the week of Christmas the French, The British and The German soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greeting and talks. Whilst in some part men from both the sides ventured into no man’s land on Christmas eve and Christmas day to exchange food and souvenirs.

    As the occasion of Christmas, it lead to exchange of war prisoners back to their home country, burial ceremonies would happen, paying respect to both the sides, whilst other end ended with Christmas carol singing. They also played football with one another, creating a memorable moment in the history.

    But the very next year 1915, the higher officials upon knowing such bizarre acts of their soldier they manipulated their soldiers in such a manner that the soldiers started hating their opposition’s behavior which led to an end of this ceasefire. By the time it was 1916 the soldiers developed a feeling that their brothers were killed in the war and so as to abolish this truce ceasefire and return to their jobs.

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    Ankita Mishra
    Ankita Mishra
    1 year ago

    Wonderful piece to read

    Anamika Mishra
    Anamika Mishra
    1 year ago

    Wow

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