The Christmas Ceasefire

During World War I in 1914, a miraculous event occurred that still confounds individuals and historians to this day.

On Christmas Eve, despite the mud and harsh living conditions, British soldiers huddled in their trenches in a desperate attempt to stay warm. When the war started in the summer of 1914 the soldiers were told the fighting would be over by Christmas, and they would be home singing carols with their families. Spirits grew heavy as the young men instead spent Christmas surrounded by gunfire, dirt, and the smell of sulfur.

That is until something floated through the air from the German side of the trenches.


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