Linocut Representing the Christmas Truce of 1914


Christmas Truce 1914

I was inspired by the song “Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon to make a small linocut representing the Christmas Truce of 1914 Centennial. The scene depicts an English and German helmet, a small candlelit tree, and an original soccer ball (foot ball) from the game held on the front lines. The linocut is 4 X 3″ and printed with a dark green oil-based ink found at the Porcupine Art Club’s studio. The can is dated September 17, 1984.

The historic football can be seen here: Daily Express Article: Price William to Head WWI Christmas Football Truce Memorial

“Christmas in the Trenches” as Performed by John McCutcheon


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