100 years on from the 1914 Christmas Truce

  • 18 December 2014
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Watch Martin's report about the Christmas Truce

100 years ago this Christmas, a special event took place during World War One.

It became known as the Christmas Truce.

On Christmas day in 1914, British and German soldiers who were fighting against each other in the war, laid down their weapons and sang carols, shared food and played a football match together.

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What was the Christmas Truce?

A century later, many people all over the world have come together to mark the occasion in different ways.

On Wednesday night, soldiers from Britain and Germany have joined forces to recreate the Christmas Truce in a friendly football match.

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Army teams meet for 2014 truce match

The match was played in front of the head of the Football Association, the head of the Armed Forces and Bobby Charlton at Aldershot Town FC in Hampshire

It ended in a 1-0 win for the British Army.

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The Duke of Cambridge unveils the WW1 Christmas truce memorial

Last week, the Duke of Cambridge and England football manager Roy Hodgson helped to unveil a new monument, designed by a schoolboy, to remember the Christmas Truce.