Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914

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    Had the truce led to an end of fighting, as some top brass feared, it would now be regarded as the miracle that saved Christendom. But it didn’t, and it wasn’t, and it hasn’t. It’s what big government brings. Death, destruction, misery.

    Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914
     
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    I was just about to post that! good job!
     
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    The movie Joyeux Noel is a great movie about the Christmas Truce. The movie has a lot of French and German, but there are English subtitles when it does. The Christmas Truce is a sad example of what happens when militarism overrules the desire for peace and kindness.
     
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    You have to wonder if Allied Troops thought the same thing 31 years later when they sang Christmas carols on Dec. 16 1945 while the Germans were gearing up for the biggest battle of WW2, the Battle of the Bulge.
     
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    Good post. i haven't been on here in a few days and missed it when you first posted it. That's a great story. The front lines in wintertime in Europe in WW1 and WW2 were strange times to begin with.
     
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    Both sets of troops would have done more for peace by walking back and shooting all of their officers.
     

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