The Christmas Truce

The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.
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    … if for sharing’. The ad tells the story of ‘The Christmas Truce’ and shows one of the most famous moments of the First World War, Christmas Day 1914 when opposing British and German soldiers left the trenches to play football together. Sainsbury’s have a long running relationship with the Royal British Legion and used the help of their expertise…

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