Amazing X-Mas Story

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  1. science
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    Just read this on Snopes

    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/truce.asp


    Goodnight everyone, and Merry Christmas to all!
     
  2. JPH

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    Interesting find science!
    Christmas does bring folks together, don't it?

    Well, now get to bed! Santa is comin' and though I've been very dissapointed once this Christmas - maybe it won't happen again [​IMG]

    Merry Christmas all!
     
  3. Arkansaw

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    I've read about the no man's land before.....perhaps this is really true
     
  4. Westside

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    Brings tears to my eyes every time I read it, they were the true brothers in arms. Anyone taken world history knows that this is infact a true historic event.
     
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    I was going to post and say 'old news', but that's a bit crass even for me.

    This is a true story, and it illustrates the fact that wars are nearly always fought for the benefit of leaders, not the people.
     
  6. Doomsday Forte

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    It's amazing what this holiday can do to people. Of course, the chances of this happening now are fairly slim, it's still nice to reflect on. Imagine, a holiday, a simple holiday, halting one part of a world-scale war.

    Such is the power of the season, no?
     
  7. Cermage

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    true story, Grandfather's brother was there. They began to teach each other their languages, they rejoiced the ideal of christmas there. without fighting. It was a bit sad though, after the christmas day was over, fighting resumed straight away.
     
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    My Granddad's Uncle Died in Flanders and he still doesn't know where he's buried
     
  9. Sekkyumu

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    There's a great european movie called "Joyeux Noël". It's about that.
     
  10. Switchy

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    When I went and visited the Flemish trenches, this guide told us this story.
    I thought it was the best Christmas story ever.
     
  11. Veho

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    Wars are fought for the benefit of a few people on top, at the expense of everyone else. Nobody really wants to fight, except random maniacs. A similar example: in World War 2, opposing sides in long standoffs in trenches would set into a daily routine of casual bombardment; cannon salvos were fired merely to satisfy form, not to actually hit anyone, and were so regular you could set your watch to them. Only when the top brass came to inspection did they change the routine in order to appear "eager".

    I think this story shows that given some common ground, people will try and make peace (until the idiots higher up ruin it for everyone). A heartwarming thought. Except for the "idiots" part.

    Happy holidays, folks. [​IMG]