"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