Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Great 1914 Christmas Truce


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Just a mere four months after WWI began, the death grinding stalemate along the Western Front was suddenly and spontaneously broken on Christmas dawn when both sides set aside their weapons and exchanged greetings. "Peace on Earth" was shouted as well as carols sung. This disturbed the emperors and industrialists who feared workers uniting across imperial boundries more than anything on earth.
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