100 Years Ago Today: The Christmas Truce of 2014

Exactly 100 years ago today, troops fighting on both sides of the Great War laid aside their arms for a day in what became known as the Christmas Truce of 1914, a spontaneous outpouring of Christmas spirit in the trenches. The Christmas Truce of 1914 played out differently in various places along the trenches, but according to one account by British Rifleman Graham Williams, it began with an exchange of carols on Christmas Eve: Then suddenly lights began to appear along the German parapet, which Read more […]