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by Andrew Edwards

Christmas Day 1914

As day dawned over a Flanders battlefield, soldiers who had faced each other in combat climbed out of their trenches.

In the middle of No Man's Land the enemies tentatively shook hands and declared an unofficial truce.

Christmas Day 2014

In these now peaceful fields stands a statue of two enemy soldiers, their outstretched arms nervously offering the hand of friendship.

We are here to mark this historic moment. To commemorate the Truce. To honour the bravery of those young men " who decided not to fight".

They are not quite touching but their hands form a space, inviting the viewer to insert their own hand to complete the union.
A moment for reflection on how far we are from true brotherhood and the part each of us has to play in that dream.

A call for peace and reconcilliation in the world today.

Watch the making of the sculpture at