True Story Of 100-Year-Old Christmas Truce Debated
On the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce, there's still debate over what actually happened that day in 1914.By Sebastian Martinez | December 25, 2014
A hundred years ago, during one of the bloodiest wars the world had ever seen, soldiers along the front lines put down their rifles, stepped out of the trenches and celebrated Christmas. (Video via U.S. National Archives)
The Christmas Truce, as it's come to be known, is remembered through letters and photographs from the front, like this one — which shows German and British soldiers meeting in No-Man's Land in France.
The truce, during World War I has since been commemorated in a number of ways, but one of the most popular is through soccer games.