posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by ollncasino
your right, at least i am seeing this age.
Did you know the youngest to die in the trenches was a 6ft, 14 yr old boy who lied about his age to join.
I also visited a grave where a young irishman threw himself on a grenade.
In the early days of the war, trenches were dug in straight lines and the munitions were brought to the front line.
A grenade fell from the carrier and would have detonated igniting the other explosives had he not thrown himself
on to it. Which was the start of the zig zaging trenches, to minimise casualtys due to exploding shells and of course accidents like that.
Dont forget a lot of munitions did not explode due to cut backs on quality controll,
as a result this present day on average of 5 people a year (mainly farmers) are killed from unexploded bombs
from cultivating their fields.
The football story from the vid..
The disclosure emerged in a previously-unseen letter describing the famous match.
Staff sergeant Clement Barker sent the letter home four days after Christmas 1914 when the British and German troops emerged from their
trenches in peace.
He described how the truce began after a German messenger walked across No Man's Land on Christmas Eve to broker the temporary cease-fire
British soldiers went out and recovered 69 dead comrades and buried them.
Sgt Barker said the impromptu football match then broke out between the two sides when a ball was kicked out from the British lines into No Man's