14-51 Story 1: The WWI Christmas Truce

 

Synopsis: In the winter of 1914, British and French soldiers spent their days hunkered down in cold, wet trenches, battling the German army which was dug in only 75 yards away. World War I was one of the bloodiest — and some say the most unnecessary — wars in history. Yet, one event occurred on Christmas Eve of that year that has never happened before or since in war. We talk to a historian and author about the World War I Christmas Truce and how it affected the soldiers who fought there, and how we can use this event as a lesson for future conflicts.

Host: Gary Price. Stanley Weintraub – historian, author of Silent Night: The story of the WWI Christmas Truce

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