War… but for an intermssion


“A new book
by a German historian [writes Luke Harding of the Guardian] last night cast fresh light on one of the most extraordinary episodes of the first world war and revealed that the celebrated 1914 Christmas truce took place only because many of the Germans stationed on the front had worked in England.”
Why “only”? Surely the peace that briefly ensued is no less worthwhile for having been the result of people knowing and understanding that those facing them in the trenches opposite were no less human than themselves?

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I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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