Historian Paul Thompson at the National Memorial Arboretum reads the general's letter describing the Christmas Day Truce

WWI Christmas truce: soldiers' memories of the brief peace

Summary Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:37

Letters home reveal how the guns fell silent across the Western Front during the Christmas truce of 1914

Crispin Black

100 years on... Let's not forget our achievement in the Great War

Thu 17 Jan, AT 13:57 Crispin Black

As the August 1914 anniversary approaches, there is already a row over how it should be marked