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Joyeux Noël ~ A Christmas Truce

Please click on image to enlarge (The film is produced in English with subtitles only when there is French or German dialogue)  

The "Christmas truce" is a term used to describe a series of unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred along the Western Front during Christmas 1914. World War One had been raging for several months but German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands and agreed a truce so the dead could be buried. The soldiers also used that truce to chat with one another and, some claim, even play a football match. Unofficial truces between opposing forces occurred at other times during World War One but never on the scale of that first Christmas truce.  The truce is often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history. It was not ubiquitous; in some regions of the front, fighting continued throughout the day, while in others, little more than an arrangement to recover bodies was made. A few units arranged ceasefires with their opponents over Christmas, but the truces were not nearly as widespread as in 1914

Please note: the film is produced in English.  Only where there is French and German dialogue have the subtitles been added in English

 

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Event Date 29/11/14 2:30 pm
Event End Date 29/11/14 5:30 pm
Registered 30
Cut off date 28/11/14 12:00 am
Individual Price R100.00
Location St Olav Church
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