Peace in No Man's Land Picture

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One of the few things I remember in my 1920s-1945 history class in college is the Christmas Truce of 1914 that happened between (mostly) German and British soldiers. I thought the idea of it was just so...awesome?
Now that the holiday season is in full swing I really wanted to do a Hetalia fanart based on it.

Hetalia (c) Himaruya Hidekaz

B&W version: [link]


"In the public's mind the facts have become irrevocably mythologized, and perhaps this is the most important legacy of the Christmas Truce today. In our age of uncertainty, it comforting to believe, regardless of the real reasoning and motives, that soldiers and officers told to hate, loathe and kill, could still lower their guns and extend the hand of goodwill, peace, love and Christmas cheer."

A few articles on the Christmas Truce:


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