Christmas carol service at Titchfield

Christmas Day truce 1914.
Christmas Day truce 1914.

A carol service to commemorate the Christmas truce of World War One is set for Saturday 20th December at the cenotaph on Titchfield Park in Hucknall.

Organised by Colin Conway, on behalf of the Churches Together group, the ceremony starts at 5pm and will see the first verse of Silent Night sung in German. The event is a tribute to the moment when German soldiers instigated the truce along parts of the Western Front.

Some men emerged from their trenches into No Man’s Land on 25th December 1914.

Enemy soldiers met, spent Christmas together and even exchanged gifts.

Although first-hand testimonies suggest there was no single organised football match between German and British sides, small-scale kickabouts were held between soldiers.

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