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Christmas trees in the trenches

Christmas 1914 saw not only a remarkable series of truces on the Western Front, but also a determination by both sides to remember seasonal traditions - even in the trenches.

Dr Timothy Bowman, of the University of Kent, reflects on how the first Christmas of World War One was a time to boost morale and celebrate patriotism.

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Slideshow production by Paul McGarvey and Alison Finch

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