100 years ago: Soldiers greet the “enemy”

There’s a half-full and a half-empty way to read the Christmas Truce of 1914.

Half-full: Soldiers are capable of retaining their humanity.

Half-empty: Why do nations make such fine people kill each other?

Another WWI story that supports the mutual respect of the fighting men: Allies gave the fallen “Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, a dignified military funeral.

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