Tag: Western Front

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The 100th Anniversary of the Tank

As a British artillery barrage on the Western Front subsided on September 15, 2016, the German Army was shocked by the emergence from the smoke and fog of the first tank.

101 Years Ago Today, Christmas Truce Halted World War I

One hundred and one years ago, the Christmas Truce of 1914 was a spontaneous cease-fire and a day of Christian brotherhood for both sides of the No Man’s Land along the Western Front. The event was kept secret by senior military officers and government censors as an embarrassing breakdown in military discipline.