The Bittersweet Story of the Christmas Truce of 1914

The holiday spirit brought a ceasefire to the trenches.

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  • A depiction of the Christmas Truce that appeared in The Illustrated London News, January 1915.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

It all started with one of the ugliest wars in history. 

The renowned Christmas Truce that followed was unauthorized. 

Between the trenches, the war-battered no man’s land transformed. 

The truce was imperfect, but miraculous nevertheless.