A People's Almanac, December 24 2012
A People’s Almanac host Megan LaSalle discusses the temporary ceasefire of German and Allied forces in observance of Christmas, in what would become known as the Christmas Truce of 1914.
“When Europe marched to war in 1914, both sides thought that the fighting would be over in a few weeks. Instead by the close of December, the war had already claimed close to one million lives, and it was clear that the fighting would go on for a long time. Yet on December 24th, much of the western front fell silent as the ordinary soldiers made temporary peace with the enemy.”
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LaSalle, Megan, "A People's Almanac, December 24 2012" (2012). A People's Almanac. 1.