A beautiful game

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Jean Claude Joly at the memorial to the Football Truce in Messsines. Image supplied by Jean Claudw himself.

In recognition of the day, the Young David Evans sent me some rather wonderful photos a couple of days ago. As readers will know, David has a particular interest in the wars in Europe, and has strong connections to Messines and the place where the celebrated  First World War Christmas truce and football match is believed to have started. 

With David’s help I compiled an article about that seasonal event for Christmas Day last year, and it still bears reading again.

David has sent me some lovely photos taken by his great photographer friend Jean Claude Joly of the anniversary event staged in the last few days to mark this legendary, altruistic occasion, and they make a great Christmas gallery.

Thanks to David, Jean Claude and all involved. I know it’s not specifically local but it’s a thing close to all our hearts and so nice to see it marked.

Merry Christmas. Here’s to an end to war. We’re all the same under the skin.

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