LET THERE BE PEACE
Every Christmas we are inundated with songs such as “let there be peace on earth” The song and its sentiments are shared among many. So, what happened to Peace?
Perhaps, the best example of laying down arms for a moment of peace is reflected in the Christmas Truce of World War I. As Judge John V. Denson noted,
“THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, WHICH OCCURRED PRIMARILY BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND GERMAN SOLDIERS ALONG THE WESTERN FRONT IN DECEMBER 1914, IS AN EVENT THE OFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE “GREAT WAR” LEAVE OUT, AND THE ORWELLIAN HISTORIANS HIDE FROM THE PUBLIC.”
It was, in itself, an act of rebellion since mingling with the enemy was considered an act of treason. If you thought you knew everything about the great Christmas Truce of 1914, watch this short video right to its shocking end.