Balls to war - when a world war stopped to play football
On Christmas 1914 in the first world war, thousands of troops on both sides unilaterally declared a truce and played football friendlies instead of trying to kill each other. Their officers moved quickly to stamp out such peaceful developments and in the following four years 16 million people were slaughtered.
Written by Heathcote Williams.
Video and narration by Alan Cox.
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