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Remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914

 A depiction of the truce from the Illustrated London News in 1915.

This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It also marks the centennial of the Christmas Truce of 1914. The event has been celebrated in story and song over the years, but - to an extent - the truce has been somewhat exaggerated and romanticized. In fact, the Christmas Truce of 1914 consisted of just a few small groups of soldiers along the battlefront. KPR's J. Schafer spoke to Doran (DORR-un) Cart, the senior curator at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, to learn more. Cart sets the scene on that cold December day... a hundred years ago.

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