This week on Sprouts, we explore 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.
And then, 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.
Dr. Stanley Weintraub, historian, author and professor emeritus from Penn State University; Ken Elston, Peace Jubilee Re-Enactment Director; and Ed Clark, Manassass National Battlefield Superintendent.
Produced and hosted by Paul Ingles, Peace Talks Radio and Steve Pendlebury, Peace Talks Radio reporter