Originally posted by Hells Caretaker
"As a result of the inevitable 'Christmas discussions' I'm going to cut down the number of games drastically.
Sorry for cancelling some interesting games. "
Nine games remaining.........christmas discussions???
Dean (Revrsleeker) pointed out to me that 'Christmas discussions" may refer to the Germans in WW1: "WW1, Christmas 1914, on the western front...an unofficial truce was called by British and German officers and men. They ventured further and further into 'no man's land' on the days leading up to Christmas eve, they then exchanged such things as marmalade and tobacco as gifts. On Christmas day some French units joined in this mass meet, there were thousands involved all told.
On the 26th Dec' 1914, the German High Command had been contacted by that of the British, 'concerned' at the fraternisation of 'warring nations'...the Germans wrote back that a state of 'Weihnachten Diskussionen' had broken out amongst its ranks but this had ceased with immediate effect. Weihnachten Diskussionen is literally 'Christmas discussions', which is actually a not a term at all..i'e it doesn't mean anything specifically; later Historians understood this to be a 'coded' apology from the German High Command, very aware of the 'live and let live' movement taking hold amongst both the allies and German forces. It indicated that men from ALL sides had 'other, more important things on their minds..!' If this happened in future, and it did, the men involved were shot....from ALL sides. Curious eh.."
(That's how Dean writes! Don't ascribe that to me.)
Thus, I'm assuming he is about to be shot!