By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY
Fort Knox Commander
“Trees stuck on top of the (German) trenches, lit up with candles, and all of the men sitting on top of the trenches. So of course we got out of ours and passed a few remarks, inviting each other to come over and have a drink and a smoke, but we did not like to trust each other at first.”
London Rifle Brigade *
As midnight neared on Christmas Eve, 1914, the British noticed that firing from the German trenches slowly stopped.