Thu, Dec 15|
Monday Night Brewing Co.
The 1914 Christmas Truce: Its Many Meanings
Time & Location
Dec 15, 2022, 7:00 PM
Monday Night Brewing Co., 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
About the event
The famous Christmas Truce of 1914 was a series of unplanned cease fires across the Western Front of WWI that took place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Five months into the war French, German, and British soldiers put down their arms and met in no-man’s-land, where they exchanged food, traded souvenirs, sang carols, swapped prisoners, and even played soccer. This talk explores the different observations historians have made about the Christmas Truce, and the different meanings people have taken from this remarkable event.
Dr. Chuck Clark is a Senior Instructor in the History Department at the University of Alabama. He teaches and researches the effects of the World Wars on the societies that fought them, focusing on technological change and its social and cultural impact.
General Admission$15.00+$0.38 service fee