25 December 1914
- Five months into the war German and British soldiers in some sectors of Western Front observe an unofficial Christmas truce. Weapons are laid down, troops exit their trenches and mingle in no man’s land. Joint burial ceremonies are observed and prisoners exchanged. Soldiers share food and cigarettes, join together in singing carols and even engage in a game of soccer. The Leader later publishes an eyewitness’ account: Great day of peace in trenches
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