Christmas Truce: Suddenly, day of peace, friendship amid WWI horrors _ 'Marvelous, isn't it?'

December 20, 2014 9:45 AM

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Christmas Truce: Suddenly, day of peace, friendship amid WWI horrors _ 'Marvelous, isn't it?'

In this photo taken on Nov. 21, 2014, a Princess Mary Christmas tin from 1914 on display at the Plugstreet 14-18 Experience museum in Ploegsteert, Belgium. The gift boxes were given to soldiers during Christmas of 1914. The tins contained a package of cigarettes, a Christmas card and a photo of Princess Mary. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, the words "A lull in the hate" are inscribed on a Christmas Truce monument recently inaugurated in Messines, Belgium. Messines is one of the few sites along a nearly 500 mile Western Front where World War I soldiers from opposing sides are reported to h...

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