“Silent Night” in German and the motto “A lull in the hate” are inscribed on a Christmas truce monument in Messines, Belgium. Messines is one of the few sites along a nearly 500 mile Western Front where World War I soldiers from opposing sides are reported to have engaged in a friendly truce for a short period of time around the Christmas period in 1914.
“Silent Night” in German and the motto “A lull in the hate” are inscribed on a Christmas truce monument in Messines, Belgium. Messines is one of the few sites along a nearly 500 mile Western Front where World War I soldiers from opposing sides are reported to have engaged in a friendly truce for a short period of time around the Christmas period in 1914. VIRGINIA MAYO Associated Press file
“Silent Night” in German and the motto “A lull in the hate” are inscribed on a Christmas truce monument in Messines, Belgium. Messines is one of the few sites along a nearly 500 mile Western Front where World War I soldiers from opposing sides are reported to have engaged in a friendly truce for a short period of time around the Christmas period in 1914. VIRGINIA MAYO Associated Press file

Love and hate at Christmas time

December 02, 2016 12:12 PM