100th anniversary of historic Christmas Truce marked at UN

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Ambassador Harald Braun, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Sir Mark Lyall Grant/UN Photo

 

One hundred years ago in the midst of World War One in Western Europe, an unexpected act of humanity occurred.

In an unprecedented event, troops on both fronts of what has become known as the Great war ceased fire, in order to celebrate the holiday season together.

On 5 December, the United Nations commemorated the Centenary of the First World War Christmas Truce.

Stephanie Castro reports from the event.

Duration: 3'22"

 

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