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Christmas Truce

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Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Scott talks with Stanley Weintraub, professor of History at Pennsylvania State University and author of the new book Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. Beginning on Dec 24, 1914, British and German troops laid down their weapons for two days — left the trenches — buried their dead — and played soccer.