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Do you think the soldiers of the two armies are like each other, or different from each other? Find evidence from the story to support your answer.

Answer

The soldiers of the two armies were like each other and they are not at all different. Following are some instances from the story to prove:

(i) Both of them wanted peace, longed for the war to be over and wanted to go home to
meet their families.

(ii) Both the armies celebrated Christmas and wished Merry Christmas to each other.

(iii) Both the armies shared their sausages, schnapps and Christmas cake with each other.

(iv) They played a football match and at night shared Christmas carols and hope to unite with the families again.