Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! Remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914

Merry Christmas!

In addition to making lots of original posts here on PaperGreat, I'll also be blogging about and linking to great ephemera and history content elsewhere on the Internet.

If you love this stuff, one of the sites you should be checking out is Rag Linen. The site describes itself as "an educational archive of rare and historic newspapers, which serve as the first drafts of history and the critical primary source material for historians, authors and educators."

Rag Linen is the big leagues of ephemera web sites, folks. I'm just bumming around in the minors.

Anyway, Rag Linen has a great entry about newspaper coverage of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

Wikipedia has a nice, in-depth article about the Christmas Truce, which you'll definitely want to check out if you're not familiar with it.

Finally, if you want the sappy, shorthand version of the Christmas truce, here's Paul McCartney's video, "Pipes of Peace" ...

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