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Duke of Cambridge unveils Christmas truce memorial

The Duke of Cambridge has dedicated a memorial to the soldiers of the World War One who stopped fighting at Christmas in 1914 and played games of football with the enemy.

The sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is a large metal frame in the shape of a football, with two hands clasped together inside it.

Prince William, who is the president of the Football Association, said it was important never to forget the moment of humanity expressed in the truce.

  • 12 Dec 2014
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