I heard this old John McCutcheon song on the radio while driving home last night. The song is one view of an event that took place on Dec. 24-25, 1914 ... a time when German and English/Scottish soldiers stopped shooting at each other, entered no-man's land between their opposing trenches, shared supplies and music, played some soccer by some accounts, and drove the military leadership out of their minds ... the implications of simple cannon-fodder soldiers making their own, quite deliberate peace was ... what? -- crazy? unpatriotic?
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