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Editor says, what if pacifists (and not Mr Churchill) had stopped the cavalry? 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 Generals thread.
In 1981,speaking live from the Republic of Australia on this day for "Countdown '81" the English musician Jona Lewie led worldwide tributes to the brave servicemen and women who triggered a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas of 1914. Watch the Youtube Clip of "Please Mr Churchill stop the Cavalry"
Lest We ForgetThey warily crossed the no-man's land they had been fighting over, exchanged drink, food and small gifts; they even played football together.
When they were ordered to begin fighting by their superiors, they refused; their rebellion spread across the lines until a great pacifist movement toppled the governments of all the European powers fighting in the war, replacing them with worker's councils committed to peace and brotherhood. Watch the Youtube Clip of "Play the Pipes of Peace"