history meme - ten moments - The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides 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.
As the war continued through the unprecedentedly bloody battles of the Somme and Verdun, and the beginning of widespread poison gas use, soldiers on both sides increasingly viewed the other side as less than human, and no more Christmas truces were sought.
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YOU NIQQAS WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO!
is this legit?
This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”
Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Middle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish.
What if there are two vowels in a row?
Does anyone know the answer to that last question?
I am so emotional I’m the opposite of Spock: I’m like a Vulcan’t.
PHILIPPE STARK EVEN SAYS THAT THE JUICY SALIF “IS NOT MEANT TO SQUEEZE LEMONS, ITS MEANT TO START CONVERSATIONS”
THEN WHY IS IT SOLD AT FUCKING 40 QUID A PIECE AS A LEMON SQUEEZER?!!!
who even is this joker
i saw some people from my year walking really slowly in front of me on the pavement and had an overwhelming urge to push past shouting ‘GAY COMING THROUGH’
took a break from revision to chat about verificationism and cicero w the yr tens
tell me more about verificationism im so interested in this
that awkward moment when your girlfriend has a better conversation with your friend than you
oh wow i see how it is
don’t let anna tell you it was a bad poem it was a beautiful poem