Because that's what they expect us to do, we should attack them while their guard is down.
Because our troops are getting tired. maybe we should give them peace during the holidays.
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" "A lot more Saxons then appeared without arms. Things were getting thick. My men were getting a bit excited, and the Saxons kept shouting to them to come out. We did not like to fire as they were unarmed, but we had strict orders and someone might have fired, so I climbed over the parapet and shouted... for the opposing Captain to appear" " (72).
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Because there are multiple reports of fraternization with the enemy, troops caught will be court-martialed.
To keep the fighting and war spirit, generals forced their troops to attack the enemy during Christmas.
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Peace on the front!
The reason this person was quoted to show how many troops disobeyed orders.
What would you do if you were a soldier?
Wanting a quick end to the war, generals highly disapproved of truce during Christmas.