WW1 Tank & Iron Cross Mug - WWI German Style Unique Engraved Coffee Tea Cup
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WW1 Tank & Iron Cross Artisan Mug Battlefield WWI Coffee Tea Cup
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WW1 Battlefield scene with tank, aviation and iron cross aluminum cup. Unique hand engraved artisan mug.
* Artisan coffee or tea mug. World War 1 battlefield scene with wwi tank, ww1 aviation and wwi iron cross. Capacity 0.5 litre
* Unique handmade cup made from aluminum. 100% safe for drinking tea, coffee or alcohol
* Hand etched (engraved). Hand painted by proffesional artist
* Custom orders (any picture for your choice) are welcome, just let us know!
WORLD WAR 1 INTERESTING FACT :)
The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) refers to a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of World War I around Christmas 1914. In the week leading up to the 25th, French, German, and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In some areas, men from both sides ventured into no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, while several meetings ended in carol-singing. Men played games of football (soccer) with one another, giving one of the most memorable images of the truce. Peaceful behavior was not ubiquitous; fighting continued in some sectors, while in others the sides settled on little more than arrangements to recover bodies. The following year, a few units arranged ceasefires but the truces were not nearly as widespread as in 1914; this was, in part, due to strongly worded orders from the high commands of both sides prohibiting fraternisation. Soldiers were no longer amenable to truce by 1916. The war had become increasingly bitter after devastating human losses suffered during the battles of the Somme and Verdun, and the incorporation of poison gas. The truces were not unique to the Christmas period, and reflected a growing mood of "live and let live", where infantry close together would stop overtly aggressive behavior and often engage in small-scale fraternisation, engaging in conversation or bartering for cigarettes. In some sectors, there would be occasional ceasefires to allow soldiers to go between the lines and recover wounded or dead comrades, while in others, there would be a tacit agreement not to shoot while men rested, exercised or worked in full view of the enemy. The Christmas truces were particularly significant due to the number of men involved and the level of their participation—even in very peaceful sectors, dozens of men openly congregating in daylight was remarkable—and are often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history.
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