Christmas Truce

December 25, 1914 was a bad day, but also a sort of good came out of it.  An agreement had happened between commanders and their was a ceasefire for that night the Germans had slipped chocolate cake into the trenches with a note asking for a ceasefire.  It was Christmas day and the German commanders birthday.  The Germans sang and asked the British to join them.
This was a day when the soldiers disobeyed their superiors and got along with the enemy. They held Christmas trees out of the trenches with signs on them that said "You no shoot, We no shoot." and "Merry Christmas". Troops ran across no mans zone to sing Christmas carols and exchange photographs they also played football. It was a day when men made friends with the men they had been trying to kill.

Facts about world war one