The Christmas Truce of 1914 ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Stephen Masty

Everyone should know of the informal Christmas Truce that spread among soldiers in the trenches near Ypres in 1914. 

Instigated by a British officer writing to his German counterpart across No Man’s Land, it spread up and down the battle lines as, for a few hours, the guns stopped firing, while yesterday‘s and tomorrow’s combatants sang hymns together and celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace…

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