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Amid the horrors of a world war, Christmas brought a truce in 1914

Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:00 am

When I heard the story, my first thought was that this was an Internet myth. A truce — in the middle of a war? But that’s exactly what happened in 1914, and the story is truly amazing.

Despite the orders of their commanding officers and leaders, the soldiers threw aside their weapons, emerged from their trenches and had a make-shift Christmas party.

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