Mil News Uncovered diary reccounts remarkable day the WW1 guns stopped

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"Christmas Eve, 1914, and not a shot fired. The Germans ask to play
football and hand out drink and cigars. They are eager to swop almost
anything for our bully beef."


It was possibly the most poignant moment of the Great War - when for a
short time, the killing stopped and foes became friends, playing soccer instead
of firing guns.

The famous Christmas Truce of 1914 became etched in the memory of all who
experienced it - including Regimental Sergeant Major George Beck, who
chronicled the remarkable event in his diary.

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Amazing piece of history. R.I.P RSM Beck. sal;
 
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