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 […]

Britain’s Beautiful Memorial to their WWI Dead

This year Great Britain is commemorating 100 years since the Great War, WWI. To do so they’ve called on one their most creative minds… and boy, did he knock it out of the park. Artist Paul Cummins was commissioned to create a work reminding the nation of Britain (and her former colonies) of the men who died in service to their cause during WWI. Altogether the British Empire lost almost 1million soldiers to what is remembered as one of the most gruesome and destructive wars ever fought by men. Read more […]