Rare account of WW1 Christmas to be sold

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One of the most poignant events of World War One, described by a soldier in a letter home to his "dear mater," is to be auctioned Tuesday.

The rare letter, which gives an account of the Christmas Day truce in 1914, is one of the few uncensored accounts of life in the trenches.

Nothing is known about the writer and whether he survived the horrors that were to come. Only referring to himself as "Boy," he epitomizes the spirit of the Unknown Soldier.

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