22 Dec, 2016
The Christmas Truce
“The most peculiar Christmas I’ve Ever spent and ever likely to.” Sapper J. Davey
January 1914 opened up with celebrations and an indefatigable spirit of optimism, but by December confidence had vanished like an early morning fog.
The world was at war. Arms races, national pride, social Darwinism, railroad timetables, and the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne had pushed most of the Western world into a brutal conflict. Since most of the world was controlled by the belligerents,