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    Quote Originally Posted by total relism View Post
    were has it gone?
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    Christmas truce
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    Quote Originally Posted by naut View Post
    ^^^^^
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    So bizarre. Also heard of a story of American and German troops having a snowball-fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony View Post
    So bizarre. Also heard of a story of American and German troops having a snowball-fight.
    Didn't the Americans join the war in 1917? And from what I know, they mostly held back their troops until the last German major attack in late 1918.

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    Well, the US entered in April of 1917. We had a very small army so to train and then ship our forces to France meant most of our forces didnt arrive until early spring of 1918, when we fought in the final German offensive, which was not in late 1918, but in early 1918, as it is called the Spring Offensive.
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    God messaged the admins. There had been this annoying fanboy of his there lately, and he wanted some "chill" time for the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenosseGeneral View Post
    Didn't the Americans join the war in 1917? And from what I know, they mostly held back their troops until the last German major attack in late 1918.
    Was WW2, I should have mentioned that. I don't know if it's actually true but it would be awesome if it is. As the story goes, what the American thought was a grenade turned out to be a snowball. So they threw snowballs back and got themselves into a snowball-fight with the Germans. I hope it is a true story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony View Post
    Was WW2, I should have mentioned that. I don't know if it's actually true but it would be awesome if it is. As the story goes, what the American thought was a grenade turned out to be a snowball. So they threw snowballs back and got themselves into a snowball-fight with the Germans. I hope it is a true story.
    Did a little Googling, looks like it's from a 1992 film called "A Midnight Clear."

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    On the topic of comical objects being thrown at war, the Battle of Lepanto:

    Even after the battle had clearly turned against the Turks, groups of Janissaries still kept fighting with all they had. It is said that at some point the Janissaries ran out of weapons and started throwing oranges and lemons at their Christian adversaries, leading to awkward scenes of laughter among the general misery of battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naut View Post
    On the topic of comical objects being thrown at war, the Battle of Lepanto:
    Awesome. I bet these vitamine-c bombardings were very welcome.

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    Seems to be that time of year again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    I wanna register a complaint (like I did last year) about closing the Backroom for a Christian holiday, which won't have any effect (like last year), when this is an international forum. As long as we aren't closing for Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Orthodox Christian Xmas etc... we shouldn't do this.

    I know most of the people here are Christians who celebrate their Christmas on the 25th, it's not about the number of people but about the principle. I'm going to keep on fighting the good fight for atheists, Muslim, Orthodox Christians, Buddhists, Confucianists, Hinduists, Sikhs, Jews...

    Workers of the... err, non Christmas celebrating people, join me! You have nothing to lose but your membership!!!
    We could conceivably extend the truce to Epiphany, I suppose.

    Or you could write to your Patriarch and ask him to adopt a modern calendar that doesn't lose days.
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    To those who celebrate Christmas -- MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours.

    To those who do not -- Happy New YEARs (unless you're Hindu, in which case that's belated)
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    Sadly this is the time of year when I get drunk enough to ramble for days on end.
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    Have a great time mia mucas

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    Christmas, a time for reflection, a time of contemplation, a time for assessing the spirit of peace and good will.

    Or if your like me, a time to pig out and getting as drunk as a Lord.

    Which one are you?

    Answers after the New Year.

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    Default Re: Winter Truce 24th - 2nd of Jan

    I don't any post in this thread from 2013. Wasn't there any truce, last year?

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    There was no Christmas that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crandar View Post
    I don't any post in this thread from 2013. Wasn't there any truce, last year?
    Different thread, was closed though. Moving this to the frontroom.
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    I always get the same feeling of shock and disbelief when I notice the BR is gone...

    And then I remember it's christmas <3

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    Default Where did the Backroom go to?

    I logged on right now and I can't find the Backroom. Was it removed?

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    In the spirit of the Christmas truce, it is closed over the festive period. It re-opens just after the New Year.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Ja mata, TosaInu. You will forever be remembered.

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    Oh I said
    Be well. Do good. Keep in touch.

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    Peace and joy be with you this Christmas season, Kukri.
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    Happy holidays everybody!

    And hello Kukri Good to see you're still around
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    The fact
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    Happy holidays everybody and good to see you around Kukri Sama!
    Ja Mata Tosainu Sama.

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    Happy holidays everyone!
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    Have not been to the org in probably a year now and thought I would stop in the backroom to see if the euros and other foreign commie ilk were still performing fellatio on Obummer but to my great disappointment there was no backroom to be found... Then I remembered that this was that time of year when we pretend that some invisible boogie man demands our morality and good will to go into overdrive....
    Happy Holidays everyone, including the terminally stupid. Peace and love, peace and love...
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    Hellowww gorgious

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