View Full Version : since christmas is around the corner

23rd November 2005, 18:08
i felt that we should remeber this inspirational movment

A number of books have been written on the Christmas Truce, including Stanley Weintraub's Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, which chronicles the event itself from first hand accounts. American folk musician John McCutcheon recounts the incident in his song, "Christmas in the Trenches".

The Christmas Truce has often been characterized as the last "twitch" of the nineteenth century: the last moment when, in war, two sides would meet each other in proper and mutual respect for one another; when they would greet each other with kindness to show that—in spite of the horrible turn of events that had unfolded—they were still honorable and respectful soldiers of war.