Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

A Very Merry Christmas to all my regulars, and anyone else who pops in over the Christmas period.. one way or another 6000 plus of you who visited this year, and trust me, I'm amazed!! J

Being a predominantly wargaming cove, I couldn't pass the event without something a little on topic, so the Christmas card following is a German one from 1914, and is by way of commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914 - it comes from this excellent site which carries the full, and amazing, story... quite astonishing



....the following picture is of German and British soldiers actually taken in no mans land during the truce... the truce lasted several days, and spread over 400 miles of front, songs and carols were sung to each other, food and other essentials swapped, and impromptu games of football (that's soccer to my US friends) played - but true to form the British soldiers had to come up with an excuse to losing against the Germans - one of them wrote home to complain that the team they had played against had comprised largely professionals from Bayern Football Club! Nothing changes.... J

I hope you and yours have a restful and enjoyable holiday period, with plenty of time for painting and pushing little lead men around the table - whilst not forgetting your families of course!

3 comments:

  1. Steve,

    Thank you for reminding us of this event . . . would that its like was more common throughout history . . . but sadly, it is not.

    You might find my latest Saxe-Bearstein post of interest. I've provided links to all nine of our "Tricorne Wars" games for the second half of this year . . . and six of those are Table Top Teaser games (three each for Wagon Train and Advance Guard Action).

    Anyway, have a wonderful Christmastime and may your stocking be filled with little brave men.


    -- Jeff
    http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.com/

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  2. A very Merry christmas to you too Steve.

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  3. Merry Christmas Steve!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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