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1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Front

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One hundred years ago on Christmas day . . .

 

“On Christmas morning (1914) we stuck up a board with ‘A Merry Christmas’ on it.  The enemy had stuck up a similar one . . . Two of our men then threw their equipment off and jumped on the parapet with their hands above their heads.  Two of the Germans done the same and commenced to walk up the river bank, our two men going to meet them.  They met and shook hands and then we all got out of the trench . . . “  Frank Richards, a British soldier






                                      warriors risk lives

                         post . . .  Merry Christmas . . . dance . . . hug

                                    love on Western Front







May there be Peace on Earth – Merry Christmas






David Meade
12-20-2014

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Date: 6/17/2015 1:56:00 PM
Indeed love on all fronts this wonderful World deserves. Someday one day. Love this David, James :) :)
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Date: 5/21/2015 8:31:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this one again.
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Date: 1/8/2015 8:43:00 AM
I've recently read about this in Marilyn Quigley's book about the Battle of the Bulge. The Book's title: "Hell Frozen Over." Can't read it without crying and feeling deep sadness about the horrors of war, and praying for peace.
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Date: 1/4/2015 8:25:00 PM
straight to the point.. poignant and hear pulling!!! :) HAppy NEw Year.. :)! God bless us all.. :D! olive eloisa :)!
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Date: 12/31/2014 4:06:00 PM
Beautiful and heart warming...I wish we could have peace worldwide; perhaps in 2015...happy new year.
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Date: 12/29/2014 9:56:00 PM
The Title grabbed me in here, absolutely great David!
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Date: 12/27/2014 4:49:00 AM
Lovely senryu, David. Most soldiers are peace loving people...it is usually a minority that opt for solutions through war instead of dialogue. // May you have a peaceful and positive 2015. // paul
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Date: 12/25/2014 10:36:00 PM
Well-Done David,, Stopping by to say hi, and wish you the best... Enjoy your days and the coming New Year. Love ~LINDA~
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Date: 12/25/2014 10:17:00 AM
Great write David! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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Date: 12/25/2014 8:18:00 AM
Merry Christmas David!
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Date: 12/25/2014 7:31:00 AM
Merry Christmas to you and your family David
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Date: 12/24/2014 12:01:00 PM
this was a grand day that all in the world should be made aware of . Very nice post for the season.
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Date: 12/24/2014 7:52:00 AM
A touching poem followed by a loving thought. Merry Christmas, David.
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Date: 12/24/2014 4:01:00 AM
beautifully painted piece david wishing you a truly happy christmas
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Date: 12/23/2014 10:27:00 PM
It would to be a blessed day with peace on earth, good pen, David. Blessings and a happy Merry Christmas to you and your family
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Date: 12/22/2014 1:55:00 PM
Thank you for that thought. Happy Holidays.
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Date: 12/22/2014 4:57:00 AM
- David my friend, a very beautiful poem - "May there be Peace on Earth" !!!!!! - I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/22/2014 2:12:00 AM
This historic event should be globally commemorated as the coming of the establishment of the Kingdom of love on earth! Congratulations my dear, David, for doing so with this magnificent Haiku that deserves a 7 times 7!
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Date: 12/21/2014 9:16:00 PM
One of my very favorite historical events!! Well done, David!.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 12/21/2014 3:03:00 PM
finely designed like a beautiful hallmark card... have a merry Christmas with lots of peace, david..huggs
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Date: 12/21/2014 11:26:00 AM
Oh that we lived everyday as Christmas. When CHRIST in central there is peace!
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Date: 12/21/2014 9:12:00 AM
Sadly this is the only time in History where this happened during a war. It does however give us a glimpse of our humanity and desire for peace. Well expressed. Thanks for commenting on Orange Crush, I have now written the third installment.
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Date: 12/21/2014 11:19:00 AM
You are quite right -- officers has to threaten soldiers to get them to fight again! Had an orange crush today . . . plastic bottle!! really liking your story my dear friend.
Date: 12/20/2014 4:55:00 PM
Our year 7 and 8 students were shown an advert which depicts the football game that was played - 100 years on - would be lovely if we had peace on earth now wouldn't it:-) its a 7 from me:-) Hugs jan x
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Date: 12/21/2014 11:20:00 AM
Yes, unfortunately we are still fighting each other, even now over football games!! All the best my dear friend.
Date: 12/20/2014 3:43:00 PM
Remarkable lesson of history and life...Merry Christmas....C---->A
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David Meade
Date: 12/21/2014 11:21:00 AM
A lesson unfortunately we still need to learn . . . thank-you for your support.
Date: 12/20/2014 2:40:00 PM
Peace to the world ..amen Dave. Have a happy Christmas!! : )
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Date: 12/21/2014 11:22:00 AM
Merry Christmas dear Charma -- I have enjoyed getting to know you through your wonderful poems . . . love and hugs.