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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Sep 2013 00:18

The only 'historical' event I can recall being told was about my grandfather.

During the General Strike, he volunteered to drive omnibuses. Other than that, they kept their heads down and concentrated on earning a living.

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 16 Sep 2013 04:19

I do remember my grandfather talking about his time in the trenches during WW1.

He said that on Christmas Eve, the guns stopped.

The soldiers met in the middle, wished each other Merry Christmas, some swapped ciggies & they had a chat.......... and the next day they starting shooting at each other again.

Very sad.

It's the only "war" story my grandfather ever told.

I've heard many tales of this happening on (how many?) Christmas Eve, it's often seen in movies......... I've got one somewhere, half in English half in French... can't remember the title.