Scottish regiment threatened to shoot Germans during Christmas truce

Joris Nieuwint

A Scottish regiment threatened to shoot German troops if they left their trench during a famous Christmas truce newly discovered letters have revealed.

During the Christmas truce of 1914 troops from both sides famously took part in an impromptu game of football during an unofficial ceasefire on the Western Front.

The game has gone down in history as a rare moment of humanity amid the bloodshed of the Great War.

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