Thursday, December 25, 2014

OT: The Christmas Day Truce, 1914

I can't let Christmas day and the closing of 2014, the centennial of the beginning of  "the war to end all wars," to pass without some comments.  On Christmas Day 1914, a spontaneous, temporary, truce broke out on the Western Front.  A triumph of the human spirit over the blood lust and horror of war.  Of course, it was only a one-day triumph.  The brass and politicians on both sides were livid.  Of course, they weren't the ones being used as cannon fodder.  To paraphrase a quote I vaguely recall, wars are started by old men while young men make the sacrifices

P.S.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

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