Christmas is coming, and with it a brand new song from David Clifton calling to remembrance the Christmas Truce during the Great War of 1914. Due for release on the 14th December, and titled The New Born King (Christmas Truce 1914), the song tells story of the dawning of a cold and frosty Christmas Eve morning, when no guns were fired, and soldiers of both sides began singing Christmas carols to each other across no-man’s-land.
In disobedience to their officers, and obedience to the peaceful message of Christ, they downed their weapons and began meeting on Flanders fields, exchanging gifts and even playing a game of football. Based on eye-witness accounts from the time, notably the soldiers of the Royal Warwicks and North Staffordshire Battalions and regimental war artist Bruce Bairnsfather, this beautiful new carol captures the mystery of the Gospel message of peace, which has eternal power to inspire, and which stopped a war for two days for those soldiers 100 years ago. It will be available here on Little Room, on iTunes, Amazon and all digital download stores. All proceeds are being given to Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion.