Christmas Truce Centenary for 1914...
CHRISTMAS 2014 will see the centenary of the 1914 truce. That's 18 months away but I'm aware preparations are already being made for this landmark event. I'll be shortly launching a page on this site devoted to centenary events (in the meantime, keep an eye on my blog). Feel free to email me details of your events so I can share them with everyone else. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Truce musical work
I'M delighted to report that a new musical work about the Christmas Truce has been composed.
The Christmas Truce is written by Paul Ayres to accompany the words of the poem by Carol Ann Duffy.
The premiere takes place at the Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London on Saturday, November 9th 2013. The concert will be given by the Queldryk Ensemble, the London College of Music Chamber Choir and conducted by the composer, Paul Ayres. Tickets are £15 in aid of the Halo Trust. For tickets phone 07583 519502. Good luck to all involved.
Read some of the letters
THE main purpose of this website is to serve as an archive for many of the letters written by soldiers who experienced the truce first-hand. The letters are out of copyright and you may use the material as you wish. Start reading the letters...
MASTHEAD PICTURE courtesy of The Salient Remembrance Detachment.