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March 2, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
ON Dec. 24, 1914, not all was quiet on the Western Front during World War I. Gun and cannon fire erupted on that cold, snowy night along battle lines that stretched from northern Belgium to Switzerland. But several other sounds could be heard on Christmas Eve -- including the singing of "Silent Night," the cheers from impromptu soccer games, the cacophony of revelry and even the hushed tones of Latin Mass during midnight services.
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March 2, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
ON Dec. 24, 1914, not all was quiet on the Western Front during World War I. Gun and cannon fire erupted on that cold, snowy night along battle lines that stretched from northern Belgium to Switzerland. But several other sounds could be heard on Christmas Eve -- including the singing of "Silent Night," the cheers from impromptu soccer games, the cacophony of revelry and even the hushed tones of Latin Mass during midnight services.
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