WWI Christmas Truce Featured on “Morning Show” on Thursday, December 16thDecember 15, 2021
WWI Christmas Truce Featured on “Morning Show”
Historian Anthony Guerriero will visit “The Morning Show” on
December 16 th to explain what really happened during the legendary
“Christmas Truce” that took place on the fields of Flanders and France in
1914, the first year of WWI.
For a few brief hours on Christmas, soldiers on both sides of the
Western front laid down their arms, emerged from the trenches, serenaded
one another with carols, shared food, and played soccer. It was unofficial,
and afterwards was met with strong disapproval from officers.
Many, perhaps most, of the thousands of soldiers who celebrated
Christmas together in 1914, never lived to witness the return of peace after
the armistice of November 1918.
The truce was described as magical by those who survived to tell the
story. Even the Wall Street Journal observed at the time that “What
appears from the winter fog and misery is a Christmas story, a fine
Christmas story that is, in truth, the most faded and tattered of adjectives:
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