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The Christmas Truce of 1914: Proof that Peace is Possible

By Thomas L. Knapp on Thursday, December 26, 2019

As 1914 drew to a close, Europe had been at war for months. On the Western Front, opposing armies faced each other across a stalemated front line running from the North Sea to the Swiss border. On December 24, 100,000 soldiers from both sides of that line decided to create some peace on Earth. They decorated their trenches with holiday spirit. They sang carols to each other across “No Man’s…