When Peace Breaks Out on the Battlefield at Christmas

This week’s “Sprouts,” which airs at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, over WHAV features two instances when peace broke out on the battlefield.

First, the story of the impromptu but widespread unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I, as told by Dr. Stanley Weintraub. Second,  the story of the National Jubilee of Peace, the first major gathering of Civil War veterans from the North and South in 1911–50 years after the Battle of Bull Run at Manassass. Steve Pendlebury has the story, from the re-enactment held in Manassass, Virginia in 2011.

Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio Network.