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The Last Participant in the WW1 Christmas Truce

Mr. Alfred Anderson's eyes still well with tears when he remembers the horrific war he fought in 90 years ago.  He participated in a most extraordinary Christmas Day in 1914, the last man living on this earth to have been there:

Weary men climbed hesitantly at first out of trenches and stumbled into no man's land. They shook hands, sang carols, lit each other's cigarettes, swapped tunic buttons and addresses and, most famously, played football, kicking around empty bully-beef cans and using their caps or steel helmets as goalposts.

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