Eisemann Center presents All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
This extraordinary event took place in 1914, the first year of the war, and was never again repeated. Thousands of men put down their guns and left their trenches to meet their enemies in No Man’s Land. They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates; even photographs of love ones. They sang songs, played a game of soccer and buried each other’s dead. Upon orders from above, they eventually returned to their trenches and re-instigated a war that would last four more years.