WWI Feels. .. They played football, not soccer. Goddamn Americans!
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#18 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
One of the worst stories i heard about the xmas truce was when on boxing day, a tommy on guard saw and heard the germans singing, dancing and calling out to the tommys to joing them again. He called HQ, excited at the possibility of another day of peace, and told them what was happening and where. He had just gathered his mates together and were climbing out of their trench when a shell fell on the german bunker they were going to.
One of the worst stories i heard about the xmas truce was when on boxing day, a tommy on guard saw and heard the germans singing, dancing and calling out to the tommys to joing them again. He called HQ, excited at the possibility of another day of peace, and told them what was happening and where. He had just gathered his mates together and were climbing out of their trench when a shell fell on the german bunker they were going to.
#44 to #18 - doddythechef (02/22/2013) [-]
jesus i would of run over there unarmed to help them   
and then go shoot the guy who gave the order
jesus i would of run over there unarmed to help them
and then go shoot the guy who gave the order
#47 to #44 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
sad, but id like to point out that what you've just said would have you shot. at least thrice.
User avatar #52 to #47 - doddythechef (02/22/2013) [-]
oh i realize that,would stop me from trying to do it tho
#53 to #52 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
i salute you sir!
#55 to #18 - gisuar (02/22/2013) [-]
imagine how he felt he send those guys to death
User avatar #57 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (02/22/2013) [-]
This reminds me of a story I heard about WW2.

An American ambulance was driving around lost, trying to find their way back to American lines, when they came across a German road block. The Germans simply pointed them in the right direction and let them go. The next day the ambulance came by the road block, dropped a box on the ground and left. The Germans were apprehensive about opening it because they didn't know what it was, they were afraid it was a bomb or something. When they finally did get it open they found that it was filled with cigarettes.
#265 - RamDozer (02/23/2013) [-]
They also shared items like food, smokes, drinks and even souvenirs from their respective countries, of course some of them did not agree on the 1914 Christmas Truce, one of these men was named Adolf Hitler.

The men who participated in the truce were later scrambled in the front to prevent them from hesitating to shoot the soldiers who they've made friends with.

The following Christmas days also had Truce initiatives, but most failed, given that the german/british armies considered such acts of kindness with the enemy an act of betrayal.

In my opinion, one of the most touching failed truce reports was the one of an unarmed soldier who was shot and killed while setting up a christmas tree near his trench in the frontline.

**** war, man.
#92 - rkdisme ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
This is a movie portraying just this. It gives you the background to the whole story and is an overall great christmas-time movie.
User avatar #94 to #92 - dxninjaxo (02/22/2013) [-]
I saw it... it was such a good/sad movie D:
#135 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Not attacking people on Christmas? How dare you abandon our traditions!
+11
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#162 - Aejax (02/23/2013) [-]
Somewhat related
User avatar #423 to #162 - thecjism (02/23/2013) [-]
>Grandpa Ace Navy pilot
>He deploys over Normandy
>gets shot down
>picked up by Nazi patrol
>The group he was with was all young, he knew he could kill them, but he wouldn't kill 16 year olds
>Gets brought to German outpost
>tells the group who picked him up why he didn't kill them (there were only 3)
>They become bros, as young Nazis don't care who wins the war
>Exchange addresses and promise to write
>Base gets overrun by allied
>Grandpa keeps his buds alive and has them surrender
>1946, Grandpa mails them
>Only one responds, turns out most got killed by allies
>They called each other every day until they both died 3 months apart 2 years ago
#425 to #423 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
>Grandpa Ace Navy pilot
>gets shot down

Pick one
User avatar #428 to #425 - thecjism (02/24/2013) [-]
He was an ace from previous battles in which his company helped out the British before the U.S. joined the war
#233 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Oh no! someone called Football Soccer! Call the fire-brigade!
#297 - drivebytruckers (02/23/2013) [-]
Song Related. www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JjlkfX5Gk

Its a good one, helps the feels :)
User avatar #427 to #297 - pianoasis (02/24/2013) [-]
Dude... you made op have intense feels
#208 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
my great gears grandad was on playing football.
He said something really full with feels
and iv voulded not to forget what he said pass down

" These people are not fiend, they have feelings & emotions,
before all this i thought that if i killed these people
no warm was made,until i realized they are no different from us.
Id happily kill myself to stop this war its plain confusion
we people dont deserve this."
#173 - WhatTheJesse (02/23/2013) [-]
There is a movie that very loosely depicts this. It's called Joyeux Noel. It means "Merry Christmas" in French (as far as I know). It's an extremely good movie and everyone in the universe should watch it.
#178 to #173 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Joyeux Noel actually means Happy Newyear
#200 to #178 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Except it doesn't.
#199 to #173 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
I cried manly tears at that movie. Excellent film.
#56 - felixjarl ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
There was a specific corporal at that time which was outrageous with the ''peace incident'' at the fronts. His name was Adolf Hitler.
#8 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
Points? Are you being serious?
User avatar #1 - dickbewt (02/22/2013) [-]
They played football, not soccer.
Goddamn Americans!
User avatar #315 to #1 - failtolawl (02/23/2013) [-]
football, soccer, it's still mindless cunts kicking a ball around.
User avatar #10 to #1 - thepastryistrue (02/22/2013) [-]
From a German point of view they played "Fußball", which translates to "soccer" and not to "football"...
User avatar #24 to #10 - scorcho ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
foot=fuß ball=ball(duh)
how could you possibly get that one wrong?
#12 to #10 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
are you kidding me?
User avatar #13 to #12 - thepastryistrue (02/22/2013) [-]
If you'd call Fußball football, there would be no term for American football, except maybe "American football". By calling Fußball soccer and American football football, there's a term for every one of us.
#17 to #10 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
though i agree that it is an unecassary (sorry about the spelling) correction to make, the direct translation of "fussball" would be "foot-ball", because german nouns are made of putting different nouns together.
User avatar #29 to #17 - thepastryistrue (02/22/2013) [-]
There are different layers of meaning: First the convential meaning of a combination of graphems. In this case "Fußball" means "football", right so far. But on the second layer there is the habit of using, the pragmatical meaning, if you want it that way. And there we have a transition of "Fußball" to "soccer", because Americans use it that way and not in another way.
Of course I know that Fußball in British-English is "football" and not "soccer".
#31 to #29 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
fair point, though even to "american" it translates foot-ball, but i get what you mean.
User avatar #33 to #31 - thepastryistrue (02/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, right... the word "translation" is not quite accurate for that... it's rather a semantic transition or transformation of meaning.
#36 to #33 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
im talking about the literal translation, whereas you are not. i think that best sums it up
#58 to #36 - thepastryistrue (02/22/2013) [-]
Exactly.
Exactly.
#87 to #58 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
that is one of the single most beautiful gifs ive ever seen
that is one of the single most beautiful gifs ive ever seen
User avatar #2 to #1 - jasmineandpeter (02/22/2013) [-]
thank you.
#143 to #1 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
>implying americans are the only people who say soccer...

**** you
#220 to #1 - diddymonster (02/23/2013) [-]
seems about right
#291 to #1 - wiinor (02/23/2013) [-]
For all Americans who don't get why we call it soccer, lemme give ya a history lesson.

American Football started in the late 1800s and was organized in the 1920s. Back then, kicking was considered more important that running, so a field goal was worth 6 points. As running became more important, its worth increased and kicking decreased, but the name never changed. Soccer is slang for Association Football.
User avatar #117 to #1 - RisenLichen (02/22/2013) [-]
Does it ******* matter? It's the same god damn sport.
User avatar #3 to #1 - sunstrike (02/22/2013) [-]
you have football over there don't you? how do you expect us to tell the difference between football and football if football is football and also football?
#21 to #3 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
the man has a point. probably.
User avatar #6 to #3 - anbieter (02/22/2013) [-]
Simply start calling you "football" Handegg, since you play it with the hand and its an egg
#84 to #6 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
Sphere =/= Ball
It's still a ball
You use your foot to punt/return the ball
The ball is a foot long
You mad
User avatar #7 to #6 - anbieter (02/22/2013) [-]
your*
User avatar #4 to #3 - dickbewt (02/22/2013) [-]
Wat
User avatar #5 to #4 - sunstrike (02/22/2013) [-]
exactly O_O
#9 to #3 - taurusguy ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Why thumb this guy down? He is right, whoever thought its funny to name soccer football deserves to have his balls crushed by a handegg
#25 to #9 - cotterj (02/22/2013) [-]
american football came after actual football. Who ever name american football football was either a ******* idiot or an evil genius.
like jelly. Jelly is already a thing, why name jam jelly? it means you had to come up with a new name for Jelly, and lets face it Jello sounds pretty damned gay.
And pants? What the hell? THEY'RE TROUSERS. If you're gonna rename something, use a new ******* name, dont just take one from something else!
#97 to #25 - hwangw (02/22/2013) [-]
Football had its origins from rugby football then a man named Walter Camp came along and made football more recognizably of what it is today by introducing rules such as the line of scrimmage and down and distance rules. Since these changes were so dramatic it couldn't really be considered rugby football, so they dropped the rugby part and BOOM. American football was born.    
   
Soccer got the name back in the 19th century England when it was popular to and an 'er' among younger school boys (ex. rugby - rugger). So when it came to Assocciation Football, it was known as 'Assoccer' which eventually became 'soccer' because it was easier to say. So even though most people called it soccer, when Britian exported the sport to other countries, football was a more descriptive term of the sport and was easier to identify than 'soccer'
Football had its origins from rugby football then a man named Walter Camp came along and made football more recognizably of what it is today by introducing rules such as the line of scrimmage and down and distance rules. Since these changes were so dramatic it couldn't really be considered rugby football, so they dropped the rugby part and BOOM. American football was born.

Soccer got the name back in the 19th century England when it was popular to and an 'er' among younger school boys (ex. rugby - rugger). So when it came to Assocciation Football, it was known as 'Assoccer' which eventually became 'soccer' because it was easier to say. So even though most people called it soccer, when Britian exported the sport to other countries, football was a more descriptive term of the sport and was easier to identify than 'soccer'
User avatar #114 to #97 - trollwoopnazi (02/22/2013) [-]
You sure? I thought it was because in football players use their FEET to guide and kick the BALL where as in handegg players use their HANDS to carry an EGG
#119 to #114 - hwangw (02/22/2013) [-]
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE ONLY TIME I GET A BLOODY RESPONSE IS THE VERY SECOND I OPEN UP 			****		.   
   
Anyway I don't actually know, it's actually copied from a really old post. My original goal was to ask if anyone could tell me if it was accurate or bull as this argument reminded me of it but when I tried to change the image to one which had a lower potential of being interpreted as rude i missed the box and changed the page to the image. I got annoyed, didn't feel like retyping, hit paste, and moved on.
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE ONLY TIME I GET A BLOODY RESPONSE IS THE VERY SECOND I OPEN UP **** .

Anyway I don't actually know, it's actually copied from a really old post. My original goal was to ask if anyone could tell me if it was accurate or bull as this argument reminded me of it but when I tried to change the image to one which had a lower potential of being interpreted as rude i missed the box and changed the page to the image. I got annoyed, didn't feel like retyping, hit paste, and moved on.
#418 to #97 - cotterj (02/23/2013) [-]
football is pre-medievil. "soccer" that is, not american football.
User avatar #362 to #25 - grahamernazi (02/23/2013) [-]
Who named jam "jelly"? They're all different things. Also, Jello is a brand, not a name for the item.
#11 to #3 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
Because here it's called Football and SOCCER.
#89 - crazyolitis (02/22/2013) [-]
Well, isn't that nice?
(Only ww1 thing I have.)
#296 - HOLYCARP (02/23/2013) [-]
My social studies teacher said: "The two opposng regiments had to be raplaced because they refused to fight each other."
#386 - justbeinabrony (02/23/2013) [-]
there was a movie inspired by this
User avatar #396 to #386 - quinnthecreator (02/23/2013) [-]
not the same thing.
User avatar #400 to #396 - justbeinabrony (02/23/2013) [-]
actually it was exactly the same thing, only they made a fictional storyline to make it more interesting.
User avatar #402 to #400 - quinnthecreator (02/23/2013) [-]
No no no, my Opa was told me that story way before 2005.
User avatar #422 to #402 - opa (02/23/2013) [-]
yeah its true, I'm opa
User avatar #399 to #386 - quinnthecreator (02/23/2013) [-]
or is it..
User avatar #410 to #386 - baryonyxer (02/23/2013) [-]
We watched that in my American History class. My teacher called the sex scene "an intense game of checkers"
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