The Christmas Truce

Photograph of soldiers playing football, Christmas, 1915, widely cited as during the Christmas Truce. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

During the first Christmas of World War I, British and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated the holiday together. They sang carols, traded insignia and buried their dead. How did the truce start, and why didn't it happen again?

Topics in this Podcast: wwi, World War I, European history, Christmas, 20th century