WW1 diary which details second truce in 1915 discovered

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Navarone

2016-01-05 17:14:28

A WW1 diary which gives details of a second Christmas Day truce in 1915 has been discovered.

The account, by Pte Robert Keating, contradicts other reports from the time which claim a second truce did not occur. 

It details how the German soldiers initiated the truce by singing Christmas songs despite orders from officers who did not want to repeat the truce of 1914. 

The diary was donated to the Royal Welch Fusiliers (RWF) archives and is being transcribed by the Wrexham Museum. 

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