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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1914. THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE.

It seams a terrible thing for men to go on fighting while the reat of the world is attending church and singirjg '• Peace on Earth, Goodwill to wards Men," but a compromise is out of till reason at this juncture. To say che least of it the Allies could not t'ust their oppone , ts to observe the t uco without fear of treachery A nation that could "ow minus in the North Sea before declaring war, and 'hat could sell to Belgium second rate ammunition in preparation for war is capable of much From their stand point they possibly argue tbat all is fair in love or war, but, if they hold those views, then their opponents cannot place any trust whatsoever in their statemente, A German proraipe is no longer worth the paper it is written on, and to enter into a Christmas truce would be folly. The winter is hampering the campaign in the western theatre, so that on Christmas' Day the troops may have a spell, but beyond tbac we can hope for no more. While talking of the Christmas truce one cannot hofp thinking of those many bereaved ones who will feel their loss doubly at tbat timo of ffttni/>

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1914. THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1914. THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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