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The Christmas truce refers to a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of World War I around Christmas 1914. ~ Wikipedia
The song Silent Night sung by the Germans was joined by the British. Grace caused the trenches between brothers to disappear.
Soldiers propagandized to be enemies agreed to a Christmas truce and took a break from killing each other. Fear was followed by handshakes, soccer and drinking together. THIS REALLY HAPPENED!
After this event the GOVERNMENTS had a hard time getting troops to fight imagined enemies again.
To truly feel Christmas this year I suggest listening to Silent Night and thinking of this event. A very good book (Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped) to hang out with on Kindle while the family gets to drinking this holiday:
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped
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