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Wolf diaspora

Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops fighting in World War I sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing.

At the first light of dawn on Christmas Day, some German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man’s-land, calling out “Merry Christmas” in their enemies’ native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy soldiers. The men exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and sang carols and songs. Some Germans lit Christmas trees around their trenches, and there was even a documented case of soldiers from opposing sides playing a good-natured game of soccer. German Lieutenant Kurt Zehmisch recalled: “How marvelously wonderful, yet how strange it was. The English officers felt the same way about it. Thus Christmas, the celebration of Love, managed to bring mortal enemies together as friends for a time.”
🎄 https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914

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bek diaspora
it was the strangest of times, Wolf.
lekuk diaspora
Joyeux Noël and happy birthday @Wolf !
Wolf diaspora
Merry Christmas Lekuk, but it's not my birthday. ;)
lekuk diaspora
Would someone lie to me ? ;-)
In regards to the post. A wonderful story of young soldiers grasping for humanity. A wish would be for all people to have the innate ability to see through the propaganda of War.
We should always demand the ones that cry the loudest are the ones that go to the front line instead of young idealistic cannon fodder. Merry Christmas and may mankind appreciate, remember and learn from the past.
Wolf diaspora
Merry Christmas everyone! I like that this post managed to be successful (despite Ivan’s relentless trolling efforts.) Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas all y'all...
@Wolf Merrybirthdaymess av it large!
@Wolf... you seem to have a totally obsessed stalker.
Wolf diaspora
@Wolf… you seem to have a totally obsessed stalker.
Lol, I know. He seems very triggered about me and my Christmas challenge. Heh. Merry Christmas to all, including the trolls. (And don’t worry Ivan, it’s almost over. 😉)
bek diaspora
Merry Christmas, eh?, an' happy New Year, ya hosers! xD