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Centenary of the First World War Christmas Truce

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United Nations, New York, USA, December 05 2014 – The Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and of Germany to the UN hosted an event to commemorate the centenary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. The Truce was characterized by a series of spontaneous ceasefires between British and German troops, during which soldiers on opposing sides exchanged gifts, sang carols and played an iconic game of football. The commemoration included readings from letters recording the events of 1914, carol singing, remarks by the Secretary-General and a football penalty shoot-out between Permanent Representatives, refereed by the Secretary-General. On the Photo: Secretary-General [Read More]

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