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Tango0124 Jun 2020 10:06 p.m. PST

"In 1915, it was the Canadian Corps' first Christmas on the Western Front and in a trench near Ypres their enemy was inviting them over for a party.

The year before had seen the famous Christmas Truce, when thousands of Allied and Entente soldiers had sprung from their trenches to trade gifts and play soccer in no-man's-land.

"Merry Christmas, Canadians," said the opposing Germans, poking their heads above the parapet and waving a box of cigars. A Canadian sergeant responded by opening fire, hitting two of the merrymakers…"
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simplycivilwar25 Jun 2020 4:12 a.m. PST

Very Interesting article, Thanks

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2020 11:03 a.m. PST

Agreed. Thanks T.

Tango0125 Jun 2020 11:56 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis!. (smile)

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