On December 24, in the tragic year of 1914, in the middle of a cold night: After 6 months in the muddy trenches, the war still hasn’t come to an end and on Christmas Eve, the soldiers were missing home even more than on any other day and started quietly singing Carols. Although an official truce was declined from the governments, an eerie silence haunted the empty battlefields on the morning of December 25. That was when the British and German soldiers slowly crawled out of their trenches to wish each other a merry Christmas, take photographs, play games and even exchanged a few gifts.
In this animated story video, Sabaton depict this one-of-a-kind event during the First World War that should later be known as Christmas Truce. The brand new video was unveiled during the band’s ongoing Christmas Advent Calendar on their social media channels and website.