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On December 25, 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River with 5400 troops to surprise Hessian mercenaries at Trenton, New Jersey. 
The victories at Trenton & later at Princeton boosted American morale in the War for Independence.

On December 25, 1914,  just after midnight, German troops began to sing Christmas carols.  They were soon joined by Russian, French & British soldiers. 

In the morning, opposing troops crossed “No Man’s Land” not to kill each other but to exchange handshakes, cigarettes & food.

It is known as the “Christmas Truce”.

Merry Christmas 2010

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