Men in authentic period uniforms of the Lancashire Fusiliers and Seaforth Highlanders re-enacted the moment on Christmas Day 1914 when silence fell and men climbed out of mud-filled trenches on both sides to play football together.
The brief ceasefire has become enshrined in the collective British memory as a rare moment during the vicious conflict that claimed 37 million civilian and military lives.
Although fighting did continue elsewhere along the frontline in Belgium, in small spots a brief ceasefire allowed both sides to retrieve their dead and rescue their wounded from the swampy no-mans’ land.
via The Independent.
Students say they prefer lectures, but "active learning" is more effective
A Career-Aligned Major Isn’t Enough
Elderly ballerina hears familiar music from 50 years ago
McCain's 2008 Concession Speech: Republicans interrupt their candidate's concession speech...
The dark future of American space exploration: NASA's golden age is about to come to a thu...
Fake Kitsch! Not Really the 80s!