Explain what is happening in this picture.
In 1914 on the 24th of December lots of guns were going on forever. I was scared,scared in a way that made my body shake.Suddenley everything went quite no guns were shoting .The Germans started to sing silent night then me and brothers all joined in too.Then one German rose from the enemy trench with his hands in the air and all our guns pointing straight at him ready to shoot. Then I got out of my trench with a picture of my wife and a bar of chocolate and we approached each other,I was thinking this could be a trick. As we talked and shake hands others from each side joined and we talked and swapped food and drink a football came flying pass us and a game started.
It was midday on the 24th of December 1914, we had put our differences behind us to play a game of football with the Germans. Although they were our enemy, it was Christmas and an agreeable truce had been called. The game was very competitive, but it had a friendly manner. We played for a few hours, but eventually we ran out of energy, so together as one ,under the stars, we sang Christmas carols and exchanged gifts and smiles. When it became late, we sat down and remembered the amazing truce of 1914!
WOW this work is AMAZING I can’t put it in to words how great this story about WW2
It was Christmas day morning in the first world war, suddenly a loud bomb exploded. After a while, there was complete silence. Surprisingly the German captain slowly poked his head out of the trench and carefully stepped onto no man’s land. Then the English captain asked another soldier if he should go to. He answered “yes but be very careful!”
So the English captain slowly stepped onto no man’s land. Eventually they met in the middle and shook hands and shared pictures of their family. They invited the rest of the soldiers onto no man’s land. One of the English soldiers brought on a football. So the Germans and English had a football match and forgot about the terrible war for a while.
This picture represents the Christmas Truce of 1914. Late on Christmas Eve of 1914, men of the British Expeditionary Force heard German troops in the trenches opposite them singing carols and patriotic songs and saw lanterns and small fir trees along their trenches. Messages began to be shouted between the trenches. The following day, which was Christmas day, British and German soldiers met in No Man’s Land and exchanged gifts and took photographs and some played a game of football. They also repaired trenches and dugouts. After Boxing Day, meetings in No Man’s Land dwindled out.
On 24.12.1914 an incredible thing happened. When the British soldiers where getting ready to sleep, the German soldiers started to sing Silent Night beautifully. Next, one of the Germans clambered out of their trenches and shouted ”Don’t shoot, Don’t shoot!”
Then the others followed on, and they all greeted each other. Suddenly, some soldiers found a football and they had a great game. Eventually, they heard an ear piercing bomb, rushed into their trenches and started shooting again. Currently, that day, and moment of peace, is remembered as the Christmas Truce of world war one.
My name is Bill and this is my story:
One winters morning, I was in my trench, when all the noise stopped. The Germans started singing silent night. I couldn’t believe my ears. I threw down my gun. I climbed out of my trench. After a long pause, the other soldiers came to meet the Germans too. I met a boy called Bob and we exchanged gifts. Bob gave me Christmas pudding and I gave him chocolate. Eventually, someone brought out a football. I played. The Germans won but that was not the end of the war. It continued for three long, painful years before it ended.
All of the war troops gathered in no man’s land to have a jolly game of football. Why was this happening? This cannot be usual during wartime. It was Christmas Day and the soldiers wanted to celebrate in some sort of way. Calling a truce was one of their only options to celebrate and forget their differences.
They came out from their trenches and started to kick their ball about. More soldiers joined in. Soon worries were forgotten and a friendly football match was underway.
When the game ended the soldiers were friends and not enemies. Even in war the true meaning of Christmas was there. Peace on Earth.
A great message – Two people not like each other but can become freinds. Peace on earth
One day near Christmas, in 1914, there was a war happening, in no mans land.
All of the soldiers were fighting from their trenches, against each other, trying to hurt and even kill each other.
At first light in the morning of Christmas Day, some German soldiers approached their enemies saying Merry Christmas, holding no weapons. Eventually when the allied soldiers realised it was not a trick they too came out of their trenches.
They shook hands with each other and shared gifts, then started to play a game of football, on the muddy, cold battlefield, trying hard to enjoy Christmas Day.
This has been known as the Christmas truce, since this day.
He was aiming at the German soldier that had just walked into no mans land. He was about to pull the trigger, when he heard the tune of Silent Night coming from the soldier. Suddenly, the sergeant, standing alongside him in the trench, exclaimed “Merry Christmas!” One day they were fighting, the next day singing Christmas carols. The British soldier, who was called John, ran into no mans land and started to do a jig! Moments later, somebody brought the football out, and they started playing a match. Germany Vs England, at full time it was 3 – 2 to Germany. As they celebrated, they exchanged gifts with each other, mostly sausages and chocolates.
In 1914, there was a war. On Christmas day; one of the soldiers stepped into no mans land and said “let’s stop fighting, it’s Christmas let’s have fun!” So for the rest of the day the soldiers talked about their families while others shared hot drinks and food. They had a big football match in the fields and everyone joined in. The very next day, the soldiers started to fight again. Lots of people died. I think it was good when they stopped fighting but when they started to fight again, it was disappointing. I don’t understand why they didn’t just stop fighting.
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