Thursday 11 December 2014
12:00hrs – 19:15hrs
Royal Shakespeare Theatre,
Gus Hales & Vince Chittock will be leafleting prior to the matinee and evening performance of the Royal Shakespeare Companies production of the Christmas Truce, it is the intention to attend the matinee performance post leafleting, then leaflet the evening performance. All welcome to join us, seeing the play is optional. VFP Hoodies please if possible. This event is in response to the sentimentality of the Sainsbury’s television commercial.
On Christmas Day 1914 British and German troops stopped fighting,
put down their weapons and united in a spirit of true brotherhood to
sing songs, exchange gifts and play football.
The soldiers were eventually ordered back into their trenches and
few survived to see the end of the war. The reality is that the war
dragged on for a further four years with an additional bloody cost
of millions of deaths and shattered lives.
Members of Veterans for Peace UK have dutifully served in theatres
of war from the D-Day landings to Afghanistan and Iraq. We exist to
foster the spirit of those who stopped fighting and put down their
weapons on Christmas Day 1914.
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