December 24 1914 – The “Christmas Truce” of World War I Begins

December 24 1914 – The “Christmas Truce” of World War I Begins5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the midst of the Great War, a simple act of humanity emerged from the trenches of combat on December 24, 1914. The “Christmas Truce,” a temporary demonstration of goodwill and cooperation, spread amongst soldiers from the German and British armies stuck on battlefields far from home for the holidays. Just five months before, hundreds of thousands of young men had been thrust into the ugly reality of World War I. Driven in large part by fervor for their homelands, the soldiers could not have understood how the bloody mess of […]