Editor says, what if a Second Christmas Truce had enabled the Kaiser to demand an armistice? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site.Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality the Christmas Truces were suppressed. Following the 1914 truce, orders were followed for the most part opposing informal truces in 1915. A few examples were seen in 1916, but continual artillery fire ended most chances for fraternization. World War I would drag on until Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, after the deaths of some ten million and twenty million more wounded. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.