Christmas Truce. IDK how well-known this is but I just heard about it. they even played a football game. the germans won
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Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce. IDK how well-known this is but I just heard about it. they even played a football game. the germans won

IDK how well-known this is but I just heard about it.

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#34 - beerholder (12/10/2012) [+] (7 replies)
they even played a football game. the germans won
#36 to #34 - comradewinter ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
Can't say the same for the war.
#83 - beerterror (12/10/2012) [+] (12 replies)
I say that WW I was the last of the "old time" wars. There was something like soldier honor, like actions described in the content, even Russians were fighting the civilized way. I don't say that the war is good, but what happened in the '39 changed everything. In the first time in history we (people) actually felt that we could die. Everyone. Every minute. Bombing of Dresden, concentration camps, nuclear bombs, bombing of Tokyo, western divisions of Red Army sent directly to Siberia to death for seeing the Americans... Even if there still were human parts of this war, they were so clouded by the general bestiality, that it turned into the world's greatest trauma.

And it's history made me sure, that people's minds, despite all the philosophy, all the religious ethics, all the knowledge, haven't changed at all since we came down the trees.
#17 - Bloodgartham (12/10/2012) [+] (9 replies)
And then they forgot that and started killing eachother. War logic.
#122 - Ulmer (12/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Also, on the last day of WW1, German soldiers were told to fight to the last minute, the last man before the treaty was signed. An hour before the treaty was signed, an American troop raided a German trench. Oddly enough, they weren't being shot at. When they got into the trench, they found all the Germans sitting around smoking and playing cards, and the German machine gunner told the Americans in broken English that they didn't want to kill anymore, that it wasn't worth it.
User avatar #106 - kerryman (12/10/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Also a number of french soldiers who didn't understand what was happening decided to surrender.
#32 - brasilient (12/10/2012) [-]
Great movie
#91 - ultimatepowah (12/10/2012) [-]
What are you doing
You should be fighting
#65 - phanact (12/10/2012) [-]
To me, this means that we're only fighting because our superiors have told us to

A soldier doesn't know who is on the other side of that gun they're aiming at. So how could they hate them?

The only reason they're fighting is because people who are richer and more important than them, and usually older, told them to.
#138 - aerosol (12/10/2012) [+] (5 replies)
You know, I think I'd actually rather be killed by someone who's company I've come to enjoy rather than some faceless stranger. It's like that scene from Return of the King where they mention dying while "fighting side by side with a friend". Idk, maybe I'm just weird.
User avatar #143 to #138 - heartlessrobot (12/10/2012) [-]
I'd rather not get to know the man I'm about to kill.
#94 - needlessfoal (12/10/2012) [-]
Theres a french movie named Joyeux Noël about this, its actually really good
#202 - grimmwaters ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
#185 - triggathepirate (12/10/2012) [-]
And then some cunt loaded a bomb into a box.
And then some cunt loaded a bomb into a box.
User avatar #237 - mctittyboy (12/10/2012) [-]
>be in world war I 1914
>there's a unofficial cease fire
> we start giving the bad guys gifts
>that bitch got vintage pokemon cards
>kill him, get cards
>I win at holidays
#103 - anonymous (12/10/2012) [+] (7 replies)
wait... wasn't there mines and barded wires in no mans land?
#179 - InglushMayjur (12/10/2012) [+] (5 replies)
Not everyone agreed with the truce though. There was one young soldier who claimed that "Such a thing should not happen in wartime." His name was Adolf Hitler.

Thanks for being a buzzkill, Hitler!
#116 - stiffbeefyone (12/10/2012) [-]
What if it was a trap, gone wrong....
#121 - huskygunner (12/10/2012) [-]
just heard about it.   
just heard about it.   
just heard about it.
just heard about it.
just heard about it.
just heard about it.
User avatar #21 - aesguitar (12/10/2012) [+] (12 replies)
The soldiers didn't really want to kill each other. Haven't you seen War Horse?
User avatar #26 to #21 - dingojohn (12/10/2012) [-]
"War Horse".. I haven't seen it because it sounds gay. .

"Hey, let's make a movie about a war!"
"Dude, there's hundreds of them."
"Yeah, but in this, the portagonist is a horse"
"Holy **** , let's get started!"

I really don't get it...
User avatar #156 - tikledpikle (12/10/2012) [-]

The German soldiers and ourselves have called a truce for Christmas day. We've exchanged gifts of food and fags. We've even begun a game of futbol with them in no mans land. I've become very well acquainted with one german soldier. We have similar interest's and even have two daughters of the same age. I'm hoping that this will end the war and allow us to return home.


The truce is over and the war has commenced again. Our generals heard of our christmas festivities and have become furious. They have ordered us to re engage the german soldiers. Today we go back through no mans land, but not as friends. We are enemies once again.
User avatar #231 - lfunnymanl (12/10/2012) [-]
they also played soccer
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