The 2002 film “Silent Night” was based on this true event.

On Christmas Eve, 1944 a group of American soldiers separated from their division stumbled upon a house during the middle of a snowstorm. The owner of the house took them in and gave them refuge. During the night the Germans, who were sweeping through the area, also came to the house for refuge. The Americans and Germans came to a truce for Christmas and ate Christmas dinner together with the family that had brought them together. They sang carols and drank wine and exchanged small gifts. The Germans assisted one of the Americans who was wounded and told the Americans how to get back to their lines. The next morning they left in opposite directions and never saw each other again, except perhaps in combat. But for one night, peace reigned in a small house in the woods in Belgium.

What are some touching war stories?


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