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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 trenches where fallen comrades lay frozen. On one side French and English were dug in, and on the other side were Germans.

According to one account, an Englishman saw a bright light coming from the Germa...



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