Creative writing from Chloe (year 6), 2014. Chloe was inspired to write this after learning about the truce in 1914.
Christmas boxes were sent to those serving overseas. The contents varied but included cigarettes and tobacco. Christmas Day was also marked by a truce along part of the Western Front. It was witnessed by one local soldier, Private Pickering, who wrote: “we shook hands with the Germans and they gave us cigarettes and cigars. They wanted to play us at football but we had no ball. It made us think the war was over.”