The "Christmas truce" is a term used to describe several brief unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day between German and British or French troops in World War I, particularly that between British and German troops stationed along the Western Front during Christmas 1914 and, to a lesser extent, in 1915. In 1915 there was a similar Christmas truce between German and French troops, and during Easter 1916 a truce also existed on the Eastern Front.
German soldiers celebrate the arrival of the new year 1915. On many parts of the Front between the British and Germans a live and let live attitude remained in place for a number of weeks to come after the truce was over.
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