The fiberglass statue looks old, but it was just unveiled at a war-bombed St Lukes church, Liverpool. The statue is part of a campaign called one million handshakes for peace. It recognizes the historic event 100yrs ago when soldiers came out of their trenches at Messines in Belgium and enjoyed a Christmas break from the horrors of trench warfare including a soccer game (er, "football" game). And then the bloodshed resumed. This time period (late 1914-early 1915) is when poison gas was ramping up to large scale attacks.



Edited by SierraNevada (01/02/15 08:35 AM)