Thursday, 25 December 2008

The Christmas Truce

On Christmas Day 1914, the guns fell silent in the Great War and the soldiers of both sides walked out into No-Man's Land and had a celebration.

This story moves me like almost no other. The photoes of the two sides celebrating together is like nothing else I've ever seen. This happened after just a few months of war; the worst was yet to come: millions wiped out, sometimes a 1/4 of a million in just a few days, the first widespread use of chemical weapons, tanks, flame-throwers and other demonic technology. Of course at the end of the day, the two sides went back to their own trenches and continued fighting and went on to for nearly five more years, but I wonder... if they could have seen into the future, if they had glimpsed the horrors that were yet to come...

...would they have gone back?

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