Christmas Truce

On Christmas Day some areas of the front line held a truce - they stopped fighting. German and Allied soldiers sang carols, exchanged gifts and even kicked a football around.

Truces weren't unusual during the war and were often used to recover the wounded and dead soldiers from no man's land. The Christmas Truce didn't happen everywhere and it wasn't an organised event - some officers were actually angry about it.

External Resources

A soldier's account of the Christmas truce appeared in the Brecon County Times.

Soldiers from both sides are photographed during a truce.