Almost five months after World War I began, and after close to a million lives had been lost, an impromptu truce took place around Christmas. Called the Christmas Truce, learn about what took place never to happen again. 

It began on Christmas Eve 1914 when British and German troops started singing Christmas carols to each other. At dawn on Christmas, troops emerged from their trenches approached each other and exchanged cigarettes and food items.

For once, the Christmas spirit prevailed.

Sainsbury is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. They created an advertisement about the Christmas Truce.

You can watch their video here.

The Great War YouTube channel video gives a more comprehensive look at the Truce and events shortly before and after.

You can watch that video here.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the ISSSP team!