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Editor says, Alternate Historian Robbie Taylor explores the Christmas Truce of 1914, and asks what if peace broke out in the Trenches? This article is part of the Religion thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 1914,British and German troops begin an unofficial truce in the war in France.Christmas Truce
They warily cross the no-man's land they had been fighting over, exchange drink, food and small gifts; they even play football together. When they are ordered to begin fighting by their superiors, they refuse; their rebellion spreads across the lines until a great pacifist movement topples the governments of all the European powers fighting in the war, and replaces them with governments committed to peace.
Pictured, a cross, left near Ypres in Belgium in 1999, to commemorate the site of the Christmas Truce in 1914. The text reads 1914 - The Khaki Chum's Christmas Truce. 1999. 85 Years. Lest We Forget. Watch the Youtube Clip