12/11/2024 – A Game for Christmas: Football on the Western Front, December 1914

12/11/2024 5:30 pm - 12/11/2024 7:00 pm

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Castle Way, Carlisle, UK

A Game for Christmas: Football on the Western Front, December 1914

Iain Adams

Date: Tuesday 12th November 2024
Venue: Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (in Carlisle Castle)
Doors: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start

Any mention of football and World War I will bring forth discussions of the Christmas Truce of 1914 and the mythical football match played between British and German troops in No Man’s Land. At the time many denied that a truce had occurred let alone a football match between the combatants. This talk utilises British Army War Diaries, individual soldier’s diaries, letters and newspapers to examine how citizen diplomacy apparently subverted the wishes of higher command, at least temporarily, to possibly have allowed some soldiers to enjoy a game for Christmas.

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Alternatively, tickets can be purchased by phoning the Museum on 01228 532774, or in person at the front desk.

Tickets for this talk are £4 for members of our Friends Group, or £5 for non-members

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