Merry Christmas 2014: Nick Clegg’s message

New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office:

In 1914, a young soldier wrote home to tell his family and friends about Christmas spent in the trenches of World War One. “It was a memorable day,” he said. “From Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, not a shot being fired.”

In this centenary year, we’re again reminded of the importance of these brief informal truces, which gave soldiers on both sides a moment’s respite from that violent conflict, and which, in the decades since, have come to symbolise the power of Christmas to bring people together, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments and data you submit with them will be handled in line with the privacy and moderation policies.