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The Christmas Truce
December 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm$17 – $29
Location: Canticle Center 149
During World War I, as trench warfare set in on the Western Front at the end of 1914, a curious event occurred between the Germans and British in Flanders, Belgium at Christmastime. The guns fell silent, and soldiers on each side climbed out of their respective trenches and celebrated Christmas together – “The Christmas Truce of 1914.” In this course we will explore the run-up to the events of December 24-25, 1914, the facts and myths regarding the event, and how, for a brief moment, World War I stood still.
Dr. Steve Bare is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Toledo’s History Department. Dr. Bare’s research and teaching specializations focus on how Americans craft historical memory of conflicts from the Civil War through WWII.