LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth used her annual Christmas Day broadcast on Thursday to advocate reconciliation, especially in Scotland where an unsuccessful independence referendum earlier this year polarized public opinion. Channeling the spirit of a brief World War One Christmas truce between British and German soldiers 100 years ago, the 88-year-old monarch held the historic moment out as an example of how irreconcilable differences can sometimes be bridged. "Of course, ...
A vintage colour illustration titled 'Christmas in the Field' showing happy German soldiers smoking, drinking and playing the accordion around a Christmas tree in the trenches, c1915, the year after the Christmas truce. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)truce 'confuses understanding' of first world war
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