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World War 1 - 100 years ago, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of "No-Man’s Land" and shook hands. The cause was the Christmas Cease Fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.

The Christmas Truce WW1

Christmas truce :: a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during the World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.

Non-fiction History: "The Christmas Truce" Readers Theater by Aaron Shepard: "The Christmas Truce of 1914 is one of the most extraordinary incidents of World War I and of all military history. Starting in some places on Christmas Eve and in others on Christmas Day, the truce covered as much as two-thirds of the British-German front, with thousands of soldiers taking part..." Free. Cast = 4 For more Readers Theater ideas see our Facebook page…

The Christmas truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during ...