My Bad It was the British (which included Canadians) forces and the German Forces that I was referring to, and a similar French German truce also took place. Too bad in this region, when holidays are sometimes accompanied by lock down (Lock down of West Bank on Jewish holidays) or war (Yom Kippur). Also why do all the rank & files get the stick? That being said, who is to say that the soldier wouldn't have done it if left on his own device.
Five people hurt in fire at Germany refugee station (Reuters)
from the article: 'I was stabbed in the back,' says soldier who used human shield in Gaza