History

Holiday Greetings

What better way to commemorate this holiday season that to recall this day 99 years ago, when British and German troops used Christmas to declare a truce. If just one or two soldiers in one of those front lines had stepped forward and urged the troops to refuse to fight any longer, what would have happened?

For this absence, we must thank the the leaders of the Second International – the social democrats – who supported their own capitalists and supported the war. All of history would have been different had the Christmas Truce of 1914 been built upon.

Categories: History, war

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