Christmas Truce Memorial
Christmas Truce Memorial
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EssexSwallow
Barling, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We've all heard and read the story but to be there, and to kick a football around, was a weird feeling but to just stand and look across the fields where it happened made it all so real.
Go there, soak up the atmosphere and take the memory home with you.
Written 10 September 2022
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Fi S
London, UK524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
We enjoyed finding this spot, which is surrounded by cemeteries. The trench systems and football memorial (covered in team scarves) made for a very poignant memorial.
Written 25 June 2022
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Colin W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
There was no football played here in the Christmas Truce of 1914. The cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather recorded the event in his diary and never mentioned it. The FIFA monument is a travesty of #duffhistory.
Written 22 December 2020
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK1,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A simple cross stands before the swathe of land where, at Chtistmas 1914, soldiers on opposing sides laid down their weapons for a brief few hours to sing carols together across the lines, play football in no man's land, and exchange gifts and greetings. It was an unworldly moment of peace and goodwill before the bloody hostilities resumed next day. As you stand looking across the landscape, it is deeply moving to picture what happened here that night. The memorial itself is small in size, but the event it commemorates was a gigantic act of hope.
Written 24 February 2020
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sttimmj1
Warrington, UK360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited Warneton and all its interesting sites,Especially enjoyed the poignant site where the christmas truce was.It was a very poignant ,touching site.There was only three other visitors there when we arrive and the area was quite muddy and cold which helped us to try and recreate the scene in our minds.Very moving site
Written 12 December 2019
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Chris C
Faversham, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Celebrating the truce that broke out between the Germans and the British soldiers at Christmas in 1914. The event was actually well recorded by not sides and started off as a truce to bury the dead and bring in the wounded. Some sectors didn’t join in but in some sectors it lasted for days. The Brits even bombed no mans land to break up the gatherings and of course that famous football match or perhaps matched really did take place with corroborated evidence the Germans won 2:1 - nothing changes there then.
Worth a visit
Written 10 April 2019
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were actually heading to the Toronto Avenue Cemetery in the woods behind this special place, when we saw the monument of the football sitting on the pillar, and the dozens of footballs, scarves and other football-related memorabilia on the ground in front. We were familiar with the story (eg movie Joyeux Noel) and so were delighted to have this serendipitous moment. On either side of the memorial are recreated sections of trench, and the Ploegsteert Cemetery is next door. It was a special moment, just a couple of days before the Armistice Day centenary, to remember that there also were shared life aspects, including family and football. And after visiting the memorial, keep walking into the forest.
Written 23 January 2019
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TheGlassHouse
Adelaide, Australia81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We stopped here not just for this memorial and Mud Corner, and both are worth the visit, but for another cemetery in the woods. If you are Australian, or not, do yourself a favour and keep walking, into the forest. Follow the trail and at the T junction turn left. at the end of this short road is Toronto Avenue Cemetery. It is the only all Australian cemetery in Belgium and only one of two on the entire Western Front, the other is in France. This is the only one with headstones identifying those who are buried here. Today the shelling is done, the gas has dissipated and thankfully the forest has regenerated. Today there is only peace.
Written 19 November 2018
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Mayandollar
Reno, NV234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Worth the trip. Good to know there were several sites of truce on Christmas, 2014. Lovely to see all the balls and scarves at the site.
Written 15 November 2018
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fatbgb
Lincolnshire, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Simple and fitting memorial to a historic meeting of honourable men caught up in a thoroughly horrible moment in time.
A small site well worth visiting to pay your respects.
Written 12 November 2018
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