Townhall readers of a historical bent will undoubtedly connect the title of this column with the impromptu Christmas truce of 1914 when British and German troops facing each other in the trenches of Belgium disregarded the warnings of their officers and spent the Yuletide fraternizing in a genuine, if guarded fashion. The fact that the regiments returned to war the next day in no way diminishes the glimpse of humanity amidst the horrors of World War I. The 1914 affair is not, however, the subject of this column. The Christmas truce this author is referring to is what may appear to...
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