"A football was kicked out of our trenches and we played the Germans": Previously unseen letter from Clement Barker recounting World War One…

'A football was kicked out of our trenches and we played the Germans': Poignant letter recounting famous 1914 Christmas Day truce rediscovered nearly 100 years on A letter from Staff Sergeant Clement Baker describes the famous truceSgt Clement Barker sent the letter four days after Christmas 1914Letter details how German messenger brokered truce on Christmas Eve | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 23 December 2012 A previously-unseen letter which describes the legendary football match of the Christmas Day truce during the First World War has been discovered. The letter was sent by staff sergeant Clement Barker four days after Christmas 1914, when the British and German troops famously emerged from their trenches in peace

Photograph taken by future King Edward VII in 1862 to prove Bethlehem existed to be displayed for the first time as part of Royal Collection…

From Bethlehem to the Garden of Gethsemane, the biblical locations photographed in 1862 to prove to the English they really did exist | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 A photograph taken during a royal visit to Bethlehem to prove the biblical city's existence will be going on display among photographs and diary extracts from a royal tour 150 years ago. Queen Victoria's eldest son King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, was sent on an educational trip to the Middle East in 1862, accompanied by Francis Bedford – the first photographer on a royal tour