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100 Years Ago, Enemies In The Great War Stopped Fighting To Celebrate Christmas Together

On Christmas Day in 1914, German, British, and French soldiers left their trenches along the western front of World War I to observe the holiday in peace. In the midst of war, soldiers laid down their arms to sing Christmas carols, play soccer, and barter with the cigarettes and sweets they'd received in care packages from the nations they served. The event would later be treated in numerous films, documentaries, and books — although often with rose-colored glasses.
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