Christmas Truce Memorial, Comines-Warneton

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Very moving and inspiring place to visit if you’re in the area. Historians still don’t know if an actual soccer match was played between the two sides and others have mixed opinions about UEFA erecting a memorial here , but aside from that, don’t let the true message of this special place get lost in the modern politics.
  • Hard to say I loved it, more to the point a location that should be visited if on a WW1 tour of the area
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