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Kez

Lest We forget

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Weird in Austria no mention of this :)

Although they do celebrate few weeks ago, a day when British, Americans and Russians left Austria...

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Sickenining to see those warmongering politicians laying wreaths. Hypocrites to the bone.

As was said in the first World War the hero troops were ''Lions led by Donkeys.''

During World War One around Christmas 1914 there were a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires. About 100,000 British and German troops were involved. Soldiers from both sides – and to a lesser degree, from French units – independently ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another. The truce is seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of modern history. In some sectors, the truce continued until New Year's Day.

In the following years of the war, artillery bombardments were ordered on Christmas Eve to try to ensure that there were no further lulls in the combat. Troops were also rotated through various sectors of the front to prevent them from becoming overly familiar with the enemy

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Lest We Forget

I actually forgot it was Rememberance Day yesterday until about 8:00pm. But in Australia and New Zealand we have ANZAC Day on April 25 and nobody and I mean nobody forgets that day, it means too much.

Sickenining to see those warmongering politicians laying wreaths. Hypocrites to the bone.

As was said in the first World War the hero troops were ''Lions led by Donkeys.''

During World War One around Christmas 1914 there were a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires. About 100,000 British and German troops were involved. Soldiers from both sides – and to a lesser degree, from French units – independently ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another. The truce is seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of modern history. In some sectors, the truce continued until New Year's Day.

In the following years of the war, artillery bombardments were ordered on Christmas Eve to try to ensure that there were no further lulls in the combat. Troops were also rotated through various sectors of the front to prevent them from becoming overly familiar with the enemy

Australians and the Turks also did that in the Gallipoli campaign but it was in August/September...

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Weird in Austria no mention of this :)

Although they do celebrate few weeks ago, a day when British, Americans and Russians left Austria...

Yeah, but that's something completely different. It's about freedom and Austria's neutrality.

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