I shared the World War I Christmas truce of 1914 in a previous year’s Christmas Note, but how much better it is to hear it in the words of the men who were there. Here’s a podcast from the Imperial War Museum’s “Voices of the First World War.”
You can also watch this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas advertisement, which is a dramatization of one of the many temporary, spontaneous truces that sprang up on the front lines of Europe.
Gosh, I hate it when a commercial brings tears to my eyes, don’t you?
My grandfather used to tell us about it every year. It always made a huge impression on me. I still have his photos.
It’s such a good event to remember – so full of hope. You have photos of the Christmas truce? That is so neat!