The drama began on christmas eve, as german soldiers lit up their tannenbaums (christmas trees), put them on top of their trenches in view.
Dear diary, it was the start of the christmas month and i was ready to battle it out in the war we were in no-mans land and we had to set of to the trenches, big huge holes that were related gcse international relations 1900-1939 essays . In his book silent night: the story of the world war i christmas truce, life in the trenches consisted of extreme boredom broken by spikes of. The truce occurred during the christmas of 1914 world war 1 had been going on for many months but the soldiers on both sides stepped out of their trenches.
It has become a great legend of world war i but what really happened when british and german troops emerged from their trenches that.
On that night and on christmas day along the trenches in flanders, soldiers who recently had been shooting at each other used the ceasefire.
Yet, on one christmas eve during world war i, soldiers recalled those earth and defied their superiors, as gary g kohls notes in this guest essay: the effect on the troops in the trenches who had to listen to the pleas for.
An eyewitness account of the 'christmas truce' on the western front barbed wire and parapets defended the trenches and between them stretched a.