War Diaries Talk

A very Western Front Christmas - New Blog Post

  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist


    Read about Christmas in the trenches, in the words of the people who were there.


  • DZM by DZM admin

    Interesting; thank you. Like many people, I had heard the stories of the carol-singing and the gift exchanges between enemies and that supposed football match.

    I might have figured that some of it was true and some of it was embellishment. And I can imagine that as the war went on and got more and more brutal, soldiers grew less willing to fraternize with their tormentors (and tormentees). The trenches stripped away even shared humanity...