For anyone feeling down right now.
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“On Christmas 1914 during WWI, a ceasefire known as the Christmas Truce occurred between German and British soldiers on the Western Front.
On December 24 there was an unofficial ceasefire between German and British troops. The German soldiers started decorating their trenches, singing Christmas carols. The British started singing carols of their own, and the two sides started wishing the other a happy Christmas. They ventured onto no man’s land (the area between the trenches) and started exchanging small gifts like food, tobacco, and alcohol. Some soldiers started a football game, which men from both sides joined. The troops collected their dead and they held a joint burial service.
The Christmas Truce is seen as a brief moment of peace and humanity from one of the World’s most violent wars and every year (excluding the Christmases during WWII) England and Germany get together to play a game of football to commemorate the event.” — Anonymous
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