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The Journey Inward: Silent Night: A World War One Christmas Truce


December 21, 2017

After almost unending rain had made the trenches unbearably muddy, Christmas Eve, 1914, in contrast, began on a crisp, clear morning. This reprieve lifted the spirits of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

Just five months into the war and one million lives already taken, soldiers faced their enemy less than 100 yards away. In between was “no man’s land,” the fields between the tren...

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