British and German soldiers fraternising at Ploegsteert, Belgium, on Christmas Day 1914

Voices of the First World War – Christmas Truce

  Two of my section came dashing into the billet during the morning and said, ‘What do you know, the Jerries are out on the top; they’re walking about, they’re dishing out drinks and cigarettes – there’s no fighting going on!’ At Christmas 1914, an event occurred that was not repeated again during the First …

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