Mention the various ways in which the British and the German soldiers become friends and find things in common at Christmas.


The Germans first wished Happy Christmas to the British soldiers. Then they asked to have a party at the no-man's-land with their schnapps and sausages. This was responded very nicely and positively by the Britishers. They agreed to it. They also talked about Bathsheba, Gabriel Oak, Sergeant Troy and Dorset. In this way the soldiers of both the armies become friends. They shared schnapps, sausages rum and Christmas cake in common. Besides this, they exchange carols at night and played a football match.