(Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate / B2 to C1 / ** to ***)
|During Christmas Truce|
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In some areas, the Truce lasted until after Christmas Day and in other sectors until New Year's Day. But it stopped anyway after the higher command on both sides had issued orders to resume fighting and killing the enemy.
Letters were sent home by the soldiers who were there and some were even published in local newspapers.
Those letters can be considered first-hand accounts of what the Truce was really like.
You are now going to watch a BBC report focusing on that war event.
If you are interested, here is another site (http://www.history.com/topics) on which you can find an interesting account of the Christmas Truce.