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The outcome of this war won't be decided tonight by HerrPotsdam The outcome of this war won't be decided tonight by HerrPotsdam
I don't think anyone would criticize us for laying down our rifles on Christmas Eve.


The Christmas truce of 1914 was a widespread event in which soldiers, notably on the Western front of the war, partook in non-action, a cease-fire, on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and at some points actually lasted all the way to the New Year. Soldiers from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom stopped their fighting in trade for fraternising, and in a certain area of the front actually managed to play a match of football; between opposing sides, of course.


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At my main account, ~LawrenceMoneybagRA, I have the tradition of creating Christmas pictures centred around the 1914 Christmas truce, and further the tradition by watching the movie "Joyeux Noel," a movie with several languages within it ranging around from the certain regions each scene is in. For the past three years, it's been this shot of the movie's poster that I've been doing with substition of Hetalia characters: www.impawards.com/2006/posters…

So credit is due where it must be given.

However, the art is mine, every single brushstroke and detail is by my own hand, so you don't have to worry about originality on that front. 

If you want to see last year's version of the picture, go here:


and if you're too lazy to check the description there, here's the link for the very first attempt:



(And if you're wondering who that character there in the middle is, it's German Empire, an OC of mine first introduced on my main account. He represents the Kaiserreich, the Empire in granduer, the Hohenzollern dynasty. I have this headcanon where the Germans need a little more than just two representatives; Prussia would represent Prussia, Germany would represent the non-Prussian regions and their unity, and Franz, as is the name of G.E. would represent the monarchy and the notion that bound both of them. Obviously, the person on the right is Scotland, essentially the fancanon character.

Oh, and G.E.'s not wearing the Iron Cross neck-order, just the ribbon. He's wearing the "Pour le Merit" medal, which was instated by Friedrich the Great and was worn by high-ranking military position holders in the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire, notably by Wilhelm II, Hindenburg, Bismarck, and Wilhelm I.)


'tis all for now.




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France, Hetalia (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
German Empire (c) :iconlawrencemoneybagra:
Scotland (c) ...? Fans?
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
The one on the right looks very much like Hima's old style.
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HerrPotsdam Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering you said old, would that be considered a bad thing?
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
No, not really. I didn't have a problem with his old style. In fact, I didn't get to see it enough. Plus, it works with all the other details you do. It's just different from what he does now.
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xGeschwatzX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist

The christmas truce of 1914, a miracle of true chrismas-spirit, indeed...

sadly, it just was a wink compared to the rest of the war...


Beautiful Hetalia-version, really !

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HerrPotsdam Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke, my thanks, for such kind comments~ *nod* 
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Dangara2610 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
°//.//°)b ~
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stopsigndrawer81 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with this project!  Had the Christmas truce actually brought the war to a ceasefire end, you would have had some very unhappy big bankers in all participating countries!  But unfortunately that did not happen.
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H-ospitaller Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013

....A time of peace for man, and to cherish the blessed ones who have given us this time to rectify ourselves and spread good will, amen.

 

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HerrPotsdam Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*nod* Amen to that indeed. Unfortunate that the war had to continue long after the first truce, it could have ended there.
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H-ospitaller Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013

It could have, could it not....?

*he sighs and looks vacantly up at the sky in deep pondering*

...And yet, it was inevitable that these feelings of peace could not last long in us.

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