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Christmas Truce Memorial, Comines-Warneton

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  • A lot of people think that the Christmas Truce football match is a myth, it's not and this location explains it. It's certainly worth a visit to see the memorial and the reconstruction of the trenches...  more »
  • This memorial commemorates the site of the place where, during the Christmas truce of 1914, soldiers from opposing sides sang together and joined in an impromptu "game" of football. When WWI started e...  more »
  • This is here the Germans and English flipped the birdie to their commanding officers and told that that they didn't actually want to kill each other anymore and instead played a game of soccer. Unfort...  more »
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  • This is where the Germans and the English played soccer on Christmas Day 1914. That is until the generals got wind of it and called a halt.
  • A small but pleasing memorial to a moment of history.
  • As one of the places where a Christmas truce was celebrated together by both parties with football and small presents, it stands for what brings people together in times of peril and hardship and how sports (here football) can unite people from all over the world. This small memorial is worth a visit, not alone for people, interested in The Great war, but peace loving or football-crazed minds can all have a moment of truce right next to Ploegsteert Wood.
  • Newly constructed in 2015, this is a respectful memorial to the Christmas Truce, which took place at several locations along the Western Front in December 1914.
  • Wonderful place of contemplation "never forget"!
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