The Christmas Truce


Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History Classroom

Briefly, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of 1914 during WWI, enemy soldiers called off fighting for two days and refused to shoot at each other. On Christmas Eve they listened to each other sing Christmas carols in their trenches and applauded each other's efforts. On Christmas Day, they met in No Man's Land and celebrated the holiday by sharing pictures of loved ones, eating together, and even playing a game of soccer. This documentary from History Classroom includes eyewitness accounts.

 

60-minute runtime; 2  years copyright clearance.

 

Dec 24 at 6:00am ET/PT

The Christmas Truce

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