Gateways to the First World War

REPRESENTATIONS OF THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE

University of Kent

Friday 12 December 2014

10am-3pm

British and German troops meeting in No-Man's Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector).

A FREE one day public symposium at the University of Kent

The Christmas Truce that occurred on the Western Front in December 1914 has achieved an iconic status and is now regarded as a poignant moment of sanity and human compassion at a time of senseless violence. But what actually happened that Christmas in France and Belgium? In this one day symposium at the University of Kent, Professor Mark Connelly, Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Peter Grant will explore the reality of that famous Yuletide and the ways in which it has been represented in British popular culture.

Darwin Conference Suite 3. Refreshments provided. Registration opens at 9.45am.

Download a flyer here. Programme available soon.

Places are limited and can be booked by emailing gateways@kent.ac.uk.

Main image: © IWM Q50719
British and German troops meeting in No-Man's Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector).

 

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Last Updated: 28/10/2014