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yeahwriters: “ The Christmas Day Truce of 1914 Maybe I’m the last person on Earth to have heard about this, but I never knew it happened! Basically on Christmas Day the Germans and British stopped...

In their own words: The unpublished photos and letters from the frontline on the 90th anniversary of the Armistice

WW1 Christmas Eve, 1914, not a shot was fired, as British and German soldiers played football and handed out drinks, cigars and souvenirs. It was possibly the most poignant moment of the Great War and for several days afterwards the two sides appeared reluctant to fire on the men they had met face to face. Will we ever learn from history the futility of war? British/German

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"On Christmas 1914 during WWI, a ceasefire known as the Christmas Truce occurred between German and British soldiers on the Western Front. O...

A group of Dutch troops play football in the snow-covered countryside as part of their training, somewhere in Britain in 1941.

At Prisoner-of-War Camp 186 at Berechurch Hall, Colchester in Essex, a German prisoner of war hangs out his washing, whilst his compatriots play football.

William Angus, 8th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry, flanked by Lord Newlands, President of the Territorial Army Association, and Lieutenant James Martin. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Givenchy, and in earning it suffered some 40 wounds, including the loss of an eye. Before the war, he worked as a miner and made one appearance for Celtic FC. When King George V remarked on the number of wounds, Angus reputedly quipped ‘Aye, sir, but only 13 were serious.’