OT. CHRISTMAS. Actual Christmas event during WW1. Video reenactment.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 11:00 pm:

Did you know that On Dec. 25, 1914, five months into World War I, British and German troops on the Western Front stopped fighting in a spontaneous ceasefire; soldiers from opposing nations put their weapons aside to enjoy carols and a game of soccer together.

This is a wonderful video to watch leading up to Christmas time.
The new Sainsbury's Christmas ad. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion. Inspired by real events from 100 years ago.
videoclip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM 3 min 40 sec

Wikipedia explanation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

Even Snopes says the event is true (Horary for Snopes)
http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/truce.asp

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Gene in Virginia Beach


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 11:13 pm:

Gene - That's very nice. Thank you for posting it.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Monday, December 01, 2014 - 11:41 pm:

Jesus was in the hearts of some of the German soldiers.
An Angel must have whispered to them... DO IT!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Neil McKay on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 12:02 am:

The Christmas truce of 1914, which occurred near Ypres, Belgium, was portrayed a half century ago in "Oh What a Lovely War," a film released early in 1969, which had an all-star cast. The truce sequel was perhaps the most memorable scene in this film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHObCL2luMw

There will no doubt be a flurry of televised remembrance about this event on Christmas Eve later this month.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 12:05 am:

Beautiful and heart warming. Merry Christmas, gentlemen. Karen and Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 12:14 am:

The reason Christmas Truces were not common on the Eastern front was because the Russians used a different calendar, and their Christmas was still nearly 2 weeks away. Because Europe all shared the same calendar, there was a common desire for all combatants to observe Christmas. The commanders of both sides were not happy with the truce, and took measures to counter it and took precautions the next years to prevent it happening again. Even so, there were cases of smaller Christmas Truces in 1915.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - Trenton, New Jersey on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:25 am:

Can you imagine how hard it must have been for those troops on both sides to just go back to their sides and start killing each other again after sharing such a moment with their sworn enemies.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Atchinson on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:51 am:

There's a fantastic foreign film about the Christmas truce called "Joyeux Noel." The film was done with German, French, Scottish and British actors and filmed in France. I would recommend the film to anyone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvHEUxIok00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-MGfNsgB3A


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:52 am:

Hey Will, it was difficult, for that reason troops were mover to different areas, and more aggressive soldiers were sent to the front to fire on the enemy, this was done on both sides.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 10:02 am:

Great book was written about it around a dozen years ago by Stanley Weintraub - Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. Well worth the read.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 10:59 am:

Here in Minneapolis, there is a stage production that has been put on for the past several years - "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914."

It is a musical, but not in the traditional sense.

I don't know if the play has been staged in other cities.

http://www.alliscalm.org/All_Is_Calm___The_Christmas_Truce_of_1914/Welcome.html

http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events/all-calm-christmas-truce-1914-tickets -pantages-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2014


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 11:05 am:

When the brass found out the troops were threatened with treason if they ever did it again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 01:44 pm:

That's a very nice sentiment. Sometimes we are that way with the Street Rodders.

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 03:46 pm:

I's a terrific and true story -- heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. I think it was the History Channel that had a very good hour long program on the event a few years ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 04:48 pm:

The german soldiers no more wanted to be there than the brits and in time the doughboys. I'm sure all you realize the only one's who wanted those poor guys there on the lines were the "people" who were back in the warm french shadows.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 08:17 pm:

Old men make wars,.......young men fight them!


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