Ceasefire on the Western Front, 25 December 1914 An artist's impression from The Illustrated London News of 9 January 1915: "British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches" A cross, left in Saint-Yves (Saint-Yvon – Ploegsteert; Comines-Warneton in Belgium) in 1999, to commemorate the site of the Christmas Truce. The text reads "1914 – The Khaki Chum's Christmas Truce – 1999 – 85 Years – Lest We Forget" The Christmas truce ( German : Weihnachtsfrieden; French : Trêve de Noël) refers to a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of World War I around Christmas 1914 In the week leading up to the 25th, French , German…
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