Photograph: Scott L. Vannatter
They say it was quite the sight: German and British soldiers emerging from their trenches to play soccer in no-man’s land during the unofficial 1914 Christmas Day truce.* Warring sides playing nice for 24 hours.
We sign our pledge every Christmas Eve: to behave in a kind, compassionate and friendly way towards each other on Christmas Day.
No cat and mouse games. No taking of prisoners to impress the two-footers. No intra-cupboard scratching, munching, leavings.
Our 2016 Christmas truce. Signed: Fluff Bunny III (for all) and Wiggle Nose Roundears (for all). (100 words)
Written for Friday Fictioneers, December 25, 2016
A short video on the Christmas Truce, 1914
A 45 minute documentary: The Great War: Christmas Truce in the series: The Fog of War