Monday, December 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Christmas Peace

While World War I saw much carnage, there was a time of peace between some troops. During Christmas week, some British and German troops slowly began a holiday truce. They sung Christmas carols to each other, gave holiday greetings, and gave what little they had as Christmas gifts. 

19 comments:

RaeAbigael said...

awwww. this is so heart-melting.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I read about that and it sounded so tragic for both sides. I hate war!

Bob Bushell said...

I agree with the last comment fron Dixie, I hate war also.

Mary Kirkland said...

I had no idea about that. Now if everyone could only get along like that for longer.

Moscow Blogger said...

interesting I have never thought about it!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

If only that truce could be permanent and put an end to all wars.

Emmylou said...

It's sad though that the peace did not last longer....:(

Pat Hatt said...

If only that could have stopped it then and there

DEZMOND said...

how madly weird

Christine said...

Inspiring

A Beer for the Shower said...

Wow. That's just incredible. Now if only it had stayed that way and didn't get back to the ugliness of war immediately following.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Yes!! I have heard about this fact of today. They should have finish the war in that moment, with the match. kisses:)

Jax said...

Its the magic of the Christmas spirit. :)

Linda said...

This is a beautiful fact, Adam, so glad you shared it.

Caro * said...

A true and fabulous fact.

stephen Hayes said...

The only positive thing to come out of that war.

Anna-Alina said...

Holidays makes us kind.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't there a movie about this famous incident on PBS this month?

The Happy Whisk said...

Agreed.