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Longmeadow

Primary school

Christmas Day Truce - 1914.

The children came 'over the top,' waving their hands and white flags, to call a truce.

The children made friends with their 'enemies,' and shared biscuits, drinks and games. This was just like the World War I truce on Christmas Day 1914,  where the soldiers shared chocolate, drinks and stories of home.  They also played a game of football.  The truce was abruptly ended, when generals on both sides, called a halt to the game.