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Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht


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Wow, that's a dramatic location alright! :blink:


It's a Christmas carol with a special poignancy and resonance for me, that always makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and brings a tear to my eye, since it is said that the spontaneous (and highly unofficial) Christmas Truce of 1914, in the First World War, was sparked by the singing of it by a German tenor, and my grandfather, John/Jack Chambers, was an "Old Contemptible" whose Battalion (2nd Bedfordshire Regt.) "fraternised with the enemy" in no-man's-land during it - a wonderfully human and humane gesture in that terrible time, which truly evokes "the spirit of Christmas".

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