We are about to be reminded of the famous truce when French, British and German troops climbed out of their trenches and greeted each other not as soldiers differing in ideology but as human beings that actually all looked alike.
I am raising my own glass to one Henry Kilbee who's death penny i have in my collection. A proud young man with a young wife and baby recently added to his life. He had been a soldier serving in India and was one of the "Old Contemptible's" out since Mons. He became trench wastage, as it was known, on October 26th 1914 while serving at Polygon Wood; he never saw his baby daughter.
Forget your Back Friday's and your Cyber Monday's and the "i want" list for just a short while to reflect on trench life in December 1914.