Christmas truces during WWI 'were not one-offs'

Christmas truces between opposing soldiers continued throughout WWI rather than being a one-off, a historian has claimed.

A seasonal ceasefire, exchange of gifts and carol singing famously took place on the battlefields in 1914.

Dr Thomas Weber, of the University of Aberdeen, says cease-fires continued to take place in 1915 and 1916.

However, the academic believes this was played down when it came to official war records....

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