Lego Christmas Truce of 1914 - WW1 stop motion
Social Science - History
Oct 27, 2023
At the end of 1914, and particularly on the days surrounding Christmas, numerous truces were arranged in many areas along the Western Front, between the British, French, and Germans.
These truces, in many cases, were just simple agreements allowing the other side to retrieve their dead from No Man's Land, however, in some cases, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons, climbed out of their trenches, and met each other in the middle of No Man's Land.
These men, who had previously fought one another, socialized, exchanged gifts, and by some accounts even played football together.
Although similar truces would occur throughout the remainder of World War One, an event this widespread was entirely unique to the latter months of 1914, and reflected the respect the opposing sides still had for each other at this point in the war.