Friday, December 7, 2012

War on Christmas | Day 4: Crossing the Delaware

George Washington was a dick.

In World War I, French and Prussians sang carols from opposing trenches and played soccer in No Mans Land.

In WWII, Allied and German troops broke bread and refrained from battle for a single day.

For centuries in Europe, it remained custom to cease hostilities on the celebration of Christ's birth. In 1776, as celebrations wrapped up among Hessian troops in Trenton, NJ, General Washington snuck his force across the frozen river and attacked his enemy in deference to the spirit of delaying all military operations until the next morning.

It went well, but it was still a dick move, Georgie.

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