Peace in No Mans Land: The Christmas Truce of WW1-1914/ With Many Pictures

by bluesbaby5050 on December 23rd, 2014

Peace in No Mans Land: The Christmas Truce. [click on image to enlarge] ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce December 19, 2014. The Christmas Truce is the amazingly true story about the series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front, during World War I, around Christmas 1914. In the week leading up to the holiday, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In areas, men from both sides ventured into no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, while several meetings ended in carol-singing. Men played games of football with one another, giving one of the most enduring images of the truce. However, the peaceful behaviour was not ubiquitous; fighting continued in some sectors, while in others the sides settled on little more than arrangements to recover bodies. The following year, a few units arranged ceasefires, but the truces were not nearly as widespread as in 1914; this was, in part, due to strongly worded orders from the high commands of both sides prohibiting fraternisation. Soldiers were no longer amenable to truce by 1916. The war had become increasingly bitter after devastating human losses suffered during the battles of the Somme and Verdun, and the incorporation of poison gas. The truces were not unique to the Christmas period, and reflected a growing mood of "live and let live", where infantry in close proximity would stop overtly aggressive behavior, and often engage in small-scale fraternisation, engaging in conversation or bartering for cigarettes. In some sectors, there would be occasional ceasefires to allow soldiers to go between the lines and recover wounded or dead comrades, while in others, there would be a tacit agreement not to shoot while men rested, exercised, or worked in full view of the enemy. The Christmas truces were particularly significant due to the number of men involved and the level of their participation – even in very peaceful sectors, dozens of men openly congregating in daylight was remarkable – and are often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent wars of human history. - See more at: http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/nazi-neocon-ww3-nwo/peace-in-... MORE HERE: http://movehimintothesun.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/the-christmas-truce-of... Pictures of the WW1-1914 Christmas Truce - http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=search+for+photos+of+the+1914+ww1+ch...

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bluesbaby5050: I hope people will realize how the populations of people

Around this planet given a choice, would choose to live their lives in peace, rather then in war. As you can see by reading this true event during WW1 that the soldiers on both sides chose to lay down their arms against each other, and that they shared a common human bond, that is that they are really brothers without the weapons of war. It's our world leaders that conspire humanity to fight against each other, while in the mean in time, those same world leaders stand in safe havens to watch the slaugther of brother against brother. This is all done for profits that the leaders gain, while the soldiers take the losses along with all their families. It's Now Time to STOP the INSANITY!

Tarheel: A "one of those things" moment

Funny thing, I just watched a 6 part WW1 series documentary this weekend and finished it last night. One deduction I arrived at was, WW1 was a depopulation event. 15 million of the 60 million (that's 25%) who participated or were affected died.
Mix that in with the Spanish flu deaths (estimates show 30-50 million people died) and voila!

Here's the clincher....the war came to a screeching halt after the pandemic slowed. I don't think they were figuring on 45-65 million less "consumers". The war got too expensive so they went to germ warfare and over-did it.

But, help me with this reasoning....Why would the allies stop before a full-fledged invasion of Germany? According to the doc, Germany was the major proponent behind the war. I have my suspicions. (hint 1-What bloodline resides there? Hint 2-they funded both sides of THE war).

bluesbaby5050: # 1/ The Aryans reside ....

Reside in Germany, THE NEO-NAZIS. #2/ America.

bluesbaby5050: The Neo-Nazis also

Reside in America as well. Example: The complete Bush family, and Dick Chenny, and Donald Rumsfeld, and Condoleeza Rice , and Retired General Colin Powel, and Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, and Attorney Genera lMichael Mukasey, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, and both Secretary of Homeland Security
Michael Chertoff, and Tom Ridge, just to name a few of the many more.

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