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IOC backs new Heritage Committee for "Plugstreet" ahead of Christmas truce centenary

By Mike Rowbottom

British and German soldiers fraternise on the Western Front during one of the unofficial Christmas Day 'truces' in 1914 ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee is among backers for a Heritage Committee set up ahead of this year's centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce by the Belgian municipality which includes Ploegsteert, scene of one of the most celebrated unofficial ceasefires on Christmas Day during which British and German soldiers exchanged gifts and played impromptu games of football.