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    Christmas Truce

    Almost exactly 99 years ago, in the early months of the Great War, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous Christmas celebration. Contrary to orders, the unofficial and short lived truce spread across the front line as warring soldiers sang carols and celebrated the season of goodwill, before returning to their positions and resuming the bloodiest war in human history to that date. This weekend in Dublin and Derry, two “Christmas Truce Concerts” will take in Dublin and Derry that will begin a series of events to commemorate the centenary of ...

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