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British and German troops hold commemorative football match to mark 1914 Christmas truce

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By Euronews
British and German troops hold commemorative football match to mark 1914 Christmas truce

<p>British and German troops have marked the anniversary of the World War One Christmas truce when 1914 soldiers are said to have stopped fighting and played football instead.</p> <p>Two teams played a friendly complete with a few period uniforms.</p> <p>It’s not sure if it really was a full blown match in no man’s land but Wednesday’s fixture, which the British team won 1-0 was held as a mark of respect.</p> <p>Proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion and an equivalent German military charity.</p>