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The "Christmas Truce" of World War I Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The "Christmas Truce" of World War I

As Christmas approached in the early months of World War I, British and German troops stationed on the Western Front took it upon themselves to stage an unofficial cease-fire. Roughly 100,000 troops participated in this inspiring display of humanity. Over the course of the brief cessation of hostilities, enemy soldiers caroled together, exchanged gifts, played football, and even attended funerals together. What steps did officials later take to prevent such a cease-fire from happening again? More...
Bryn Kinnaird
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:06:26 AM

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We the ordinary people don't want the politicians war, or the war of the arms builder and seller. It is time for us the decent human beings to let our leaders, our religious leaders know that we have more in common with the ordinary folk around the world than we do with our leaders, and our wealthy elite who live off of arms sales the backs of our labours. No more war. No more betrayal of humanity.
striker
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human wholesale slaughter
MelissaMe
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:50:02 AM

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If soldiers everywhere refused to play and die in the game set up by politicians and the war industry, war as we know it would be over.

Would that this would happen. Citizens are too ready to accept the propaganda that the other side is not human enough to warrant the respect of not killing them.

This is tragic.
Gary98
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:21:49 PM

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MelissaMe wrote:
If soldiers everywhere refused to play and die in the game set up by politicians and the war industry, war as we know it would be over.

Would that this would happen. Citizens are too ready to accept the propaganda that the other side is not human enough to warrant the respect of not killing them.

This is tragic.


War monger and propagandist are some of the worst human trash.
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 2:50:18 PM
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Well, the nerve of those soldiers fraternizing for Christmas instead of killing each other as ordered!
idk
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 8:00:55 PM
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Gives new meaning to the Christmas carol 'Silent Night'!
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:49:40 PM

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If they could do it for Christmas, why not do it for the rest of the year and even maybe, forever???
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:57:28 PM

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So how many of you remember the 40 & 8 or the 40/8, which was really 40 or 8 which were the train freight cars that carried 40 men or 8 horses. They were always in the 4 of July parades when I was a young boy.
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