Windsor and Maidenhead pupils in WW1 truce football game

Windsor Boys School and Desborough College Image copyright Rbwm
Image caption Windsor Boys School and Desborough College are dressed in replica WW1 army uniforms for the game

Two Berkshire schools have commemorated the World War One Christmas truce with a football match.

Pupils from Windsor Boys School and Desborough College played against each other dressed in army uniforms.

The commemorative game at 17:00 GMT followed the match between Maidenhead United and Ebbsfleet United at the York Road ground.

The truce saw British and German soldiers across the Western Front play football together in December 1914.

'Fantastic tribute'

Before the schools game, primary school pupils carried large handmade poppies onto the pitch. A minute's silence took place before kick off.

During half time an account of the Christmas truce was read before a choir sang the carol Silent Night.

Councillor Christine Bateson, who is involved in project, said: "This match will be a fantastic tribute to those from the borough who were involved in the Christmas Truce 100 years ago this year.

"It also gives our young people the opportunity to find out more about the contribution and sacrifice residents of the Royal Borough made during the First World War."

The match formed part of the council's WW1 For King and Country project.

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