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Remembering a Christmas Truce on a Battlefield

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Remembering a Christmas Truce on a Battlefield

Remembering a Christmas Truce on a Battlefield

Remembering a Christmas Truce on a Battlefield

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A surprising Christmas truce was declared on the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium 90 years ago. After months of brutal fighting, soldiers at the front lines took it upon themselves to stop fighting for a day — and even to talk to one another.

Guest:

Stanley Weintraub, author, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce; retired professor, Penn State University