By David Swanson
Remember the Christmas Truces. Go forth and do likewise!
A Christmas truce letter is here.
And here’s a script that turns the above letter into a play that can be performed on Christmas by anyone who likes: PDF.
Here’s an account from someone who was there: Bullets and Billets.
Eyewitness account from Frank Richards.
Here’s Belleau Wood lyrics by Joe Henry and Garth Brooks.
Here’s Christmas in the Trenches lyrics by John McCutcheon, and videos below.
Here is a 2-page document with lyrics to the two songs: PDF.
There’s a movie too:
The above photo is from this collection of information on the Christmas Truce.
The last known survivor of the 1914 no-man’s-land football died on July 22nd, 2001, aged 106: Bertie Felstead.
There were also Christmas truces in 1915 and 1916.
How to sing Silent Night in various languages.
Snoopy’s Christmas lyrics.
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio.He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
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