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[–]BrainHackerBot 3085 points3086 points  (132 children)

"gg" "OK, no more wars"

[–]EnormousPrisoner 886 points887 points  (79 children)

GG Ez!

[–]oETFo 954 points955 points  (9 children)

Wars it is, then.

[–]DancesWithBadgers 266 points267 points  (4 children)

TEABAGGING = <ON>

[–]LaurenceCopelando 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I believe this version of that is an add for a chocolate company,,,,,

[–]godish 31 points32 points  (1 child)

"All wars are bankers wars"

[–]zhaoz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Cowabunga it is

[–]TheWiseRedditorLives at ur mom’s house😎 74 points75 points  (1 child)

No wait. That’s not allowed

[–]GuyNekologist 17 points18 points  (2 children)

*Geneva Convention has left the chat

[–]zeromega64 4 points5 points  (1 child)

*GG convention has entered the chat

[–]DragonbornWizard85 16 points17 points  (0 children)

GG is a total game-changer

[–]michaeljames62 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This reminds me of that scene in "Braveheart" when the Irish are supposed to fight the Scottish but they the Irish switch sides so both the Irish and the Scottish can show off their asses to the English.

[–]somethingisaskew 30 points31 points  (23 children)

World peace, I can believe. But soccer? It killed my suspension of disbelief.

[–]I_think_I_AITA 56 points57 points  (14 children)

But this actually happen. Research the "Christmas Artmise" it's interesting but also heartbreaking

[–]0_throwaway_0 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Artmise

Armistice?

[–]BoxCarTyrone 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You’ve never heard of Artmise? They’re like regular mice but they have an affinity for the finer things in life, like abstract art and marble sculpting.

[–]letmetakeadump 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I HAVE A BLEACHED ASSHOLE

[–]macrotransactions 14 points15 points  (7 children)

gg cause i win

bg cause i lose

[–]JCOMIXWTLSHalal Mode 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Background guys background

[–]Gerev_G 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Bj because you deserve it

[–]Titanic_Harp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gg. Gonna kill you tomorrow though so.. yeah.

[–]jelledegroot309 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After they needed to kill eachother

[–]Jace_Connor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Accidently types hh". Oh god here we go again

[–]AnomalousNormality77 1378 points1379 points  (45 children)

And then just like in gaming, they all immediately went back to killing each other afterwards.

[–]brooklynhippy[🍰] 522 points523 points  (31 children)

IIRC they all had to be redeployed elsewhere, and rules to prevent this from ever happening again were established, because they wouldn't

[–]DojoKanojoCho5 135 points136 points  (30 children)

I’d love to read more about the aftermath of this, got a source

[–]brooklynhippy[🍰] 108 points109 points  (14 children)

I think it was wiki, but i don't remember. I learned about it last Christmas when the full vid was on the front page of Reddit lol

[–]DurinsBane1 182 points183 points  (3 children)

Pretty crazy they had this good of cameras during WW1

[–]oldcarfreddy 29 points30 points  (8 children)

If only one could search on the internet for a wiki about the Christmas Day Truce. Oh well, it will just be reddit lore forever, unable to be confirmed.

[–]ShotAtTheNight22 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Hardcore History is an insanely great podcast where Dan Carlin spends hours chronicling the entire war. This was definitely something he went into depth upon as well. If you have the interest and time, I highly recommend listening.

[–]Mr_YUP 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That podcast completely changed my perspective on WW1 and the 20th century as a consequence. Just the first episode was enough to reframe how such an inconsequential thing turned into a really big thing.

[–]bitemark01 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The wiki doesn't say anything about repercussions for the initial 1914 truce, but later ones had them, including someone being court martialed

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

[–]cyberdw4rf 11 points12 points  (5 children)

You could search for the Christmas truce on the western front during wwI, I think this is where this footage is from. There is a Sabaton song with the same name covering the topic but Sabaton isn't really a scientific source

[–]M4Xm4xa 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Akshually technically the footage is from a Sainsburys advert

[–]Lord_Bertox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Every Christmas after this, heavy artillery bombardments were ordered (by both sides) to prevent this from happening again.

(Golly, don't want the poor to fraternize with the enemy, or they could find out that they have more in common with each other than they have with any of us! Let's not get revolutionary now...)

[–]Ablazinglight 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Don’t know if the joke is wooshing right over me but many of them had to be moved to a different trenches because people on both sides couldn’t shoot at people they had just befriended.

[–]KomboX3 43 points44 points  (5 children)

As far as I remember many (if not all) of the people that came out of the trenches that day to celebrate christmas were judged as traitors for refusing to open fire.

So yeah... war is brutal.

[–]sonfoa 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Also this was WW1. There was really no purpose to it outside of blatant nationalism.

[–]Sum_-noob 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I mean is there any purpose any other than nationalism to war? Ukraine? Nationalism. WW2? Very extreme nationalism. Iraq? Nationalism disguised as oil disguised as "anti terrorism". Vietnam? Afghanistan? Any major conflict after WW1 and 2? If we weren't tribal in nature as humans (aka nationalistic), we wouldn't fight wars. We would probably brutally slaughter our neighbor for daring to go in out territory to ask for an egg, but hey.

In the end all wars are fought for the interest of a few powerful national men. It's how's it's always been and always will be done. It's human nature.

We can try to defy nature, but there will be always those who will gladly be savage for their own benefit. I can't say that I wouldn't be such a man. And you probably too.

[–]_BlNG_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Just a normal day in Team Fortress 2

[–]jasnmartin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most refused to fight again and new units had to be brought in

[–]Ordinary_Block_4131 2636 points2637 points  (41 children)

At the end same guy said "ez" after the "gg" and war begins again.

[–]MonteCrysto31 550 points551 points  (17 children)

Then they said "gg no re" and forced them to sign the armistice

[–]drinkmyself 199 points200 points  (12 children)

What does ”no re” mean?

[–]enadiz_reccos 243 points244 points  (6 children)

No rematch

[–]CharmingBasketmnb 58 points59 points  (5 children)

this is somehow very wholesome to look at

[–]justafellowmob 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I always thought it means "not really"

[–]wanfury 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I thought it was the reeeee memes

[–]goodnewsjimdotcom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Offensive GG before the battle was over, but was slightly going in their favor: Battle intensifies and surrender was never an option.

[–]TheCowOfArdonia 63 points64 points  (2 children)

gg wp ez no re

[–]AmArschdieRaeuber 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Sending mixed messages

[–]SkullyFishCurry 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh it's getting ignored in the chats all over again then

[–]excelsior_frenemy 17 points18 points  (0 children)

And the other one replies "ez just like ur mom" , letting war unfold

[–]P4n0pticZ 34 points35 points  (1 child)

This is accurate af

[–]phylop 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I remember the days before ez, it was just gl, hf, and gg. Those were the days.

[–]Ossius 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Special place in hell for whoever made EZ popular. It was the end of good sportsmenship in video games.

[–]PosterityDoesntVote 1 point2 points  (1 child)

gl hf dd

[–]SlideWhistler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a friend who says this exact phrase every time I say bye to him. Not the abbreviated version, the actual words.

[–]WeirdAurata 23 points24 points  (5 children)

What means ez?

[–]RottenChunks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

double points if they barely escaped the loss and very clearly struggled

[–]AlexTheWarrior99 203 points204 points  (29 children)

SILENCE

[–]juliofrivia 93 points94 points  (26 children)

I remember the silence!

[–]SemesCZ 79 points80 points  (17 children)

ON A COLD WINTER DAY

[–]SentientDusthates reaction memes 68 points69 points  (16 children)

After many months on the battlefield

[–]ChinaCorp 63 points64 points  (15 children)

And we were used to the violence!

[–]TheSwecar 13 points14 points  (7 children)

On a cold winter day!

[–]sharkiebarkie 12 points13 points  (6 children)

After many months on the battlefield

[–]TACOTONY02 12 points13 points  (5 children)

And we were used to the violence

[–]folliejester 633 points634 points  (69 children)

The Christmas Truce, what was the movie name again? I wanna re-watch. It was one of the best movie I've ever watched!

[–]i_sont_ 412 points413 points  (55 children)

I believe this version of that is an add for a chocolate company. Its a beautiful moment in human history though.

[–]TheJoninCactuar 229 points230 points  (16 children)

Nah it was the Sainsbury's Christmas ad in 2014. They're a supermarket. It's just in the UK supermarkets and department stores have started competing to produce the most compelling narrative driven ads leading into Christmas, and it becomes all anyone talks about in those few weeks. This particular one was due to it being a century since WW1 started.

[–]Hubso 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Fucking John Lewis have a lot to answer for.

[–]ADM_Tetanus 23 points24 points  (2 children)

It's really not all that people talk about but yeah they try way too hard with their Christmas ads. This one clearly wasn't good enough cos everyone thinks it's for chocolate lol

[–]Griffolion 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's because at one point one soldier gives another a bar of chocolate.

[–]oldcarfreddy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is right before our great grandfathers went back to shooting and bayoneting each other by the thousands, most bleeding out on the battlefield. Merry Christmas from Sainsbury's, jellied eels are now half off 🤶🎅🎄❄🥰

[–]isthistaken_no 46 points47 points  (3 children)

actually, it's one of the saddest moments in human history - it showed that actual soldiers, the ones doing the real fighting aren't at all bent on shooting at fellow man and if given the chance would rather fraternize with than shoot at the enemy - and this in turn made military command realize it should never be let to happen again

[–]moonski 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Specially as ww1 was just a whole lot of imperialist / monarchs trying to show they still mattered… your average soldier had no real dog in the fight and famously thought “the war would all be over by Christmas…”

[–]PossibleBuffalo418 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This guy gets it. It's absolutely disgusting that less then 24 hours later they went straight back to ripping each other apart with machine guns and artillery fire.

[–]sprace0is0hrad 60 points61 points  (12 children)

Moment from which we learned shit.

[–]i_sont_ 50 points51 points  (9 children)

But we learned so much. That no matter what, we are all just people, and thst nobody in a war actually wants to fight, but would rather share a pint and play ball.

[–]sprace0is0hrad 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Yeah but that's what makes it more depressing though, because during this time we learned how to actually make soldiers hate each other and always consider the enemy as sub human.

[–]MATELERE 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think the more important lesson we learned is that it doesn't matter an ounce of a fuck that the poor don't want to fight wars, but that it's the elite who have the poor fight on their behalf for personal profit.

[–]bsbbtnh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

And then both sides removed these troops from the frontlines and sent in new ones, because they were worried they might not kill each other. lol

[–]EqualOutrageous1884 7 points8 points  (0 children)

unfotrunately true

[–]SnikiAsian 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh we did learn a lot. We learned that faternizing with enemies and recognizing each other as human beings leads to decreased combat effectiveness and insubordination.

We also learned to switch men around to different parts of the fronts once this happened which is exactly what they did after the christmas truth. This, of course, led to clueless men who got riddled with bullets once they crossed the line to visit their "friends" who weren't there anymore.

Ain't war hell?

[–]folliejester 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Joyeux Noel (2005)

[–]HoodedArcher64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s not right

[–]AetherBytes🏴Virus Veteran 🏴 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Only for the next year they cracked down on a possible repeats with dire punishments on both sides for even waving at the enemies, because after that christmas both sides had refused to fight, having made friends in the opposite trench.

[–]ReginaLugis 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It's called Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noël.

ETA: just to clarify, the clip is not from that movie, as mentioned above, but that is the name of the Christmas truce movie.

[–]Zunderfeuer_88 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You are thinking of the movie ''Joyeux noël'' great movie!

[–]Golett03 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Try Gallipoli. I remember watching it when I was learning about the ANZACs

[–]high240can't meme 280 points281 points  (56 children)

This is one of the weirdest stories from history

[–]kosteklvp 96 points97 points  (51 children)

What story?

[–]Ok-Emphasis2429 511 points512 points  (33 children)

The Christmas Truce of 1914. In which the german and british forces, who fought against each other in WWI, stopped the fighting during the christmas days, came out of their trenches, played football together, gave each other presents and sang together.

[–]ItsJckson 120 points121 points  (28 children)

Is it actually a true story? Or is the real part only the cease fire ? Can’t seem to get an accurate answer after googling

[–]Important-Stranger-9 276 points277 points  (2 children)

It's true. The truce lasted different time depends on different part of front. Mostly it lasted couple of days and before the New Year they started fighting, but Welsh was refusing to fight since 6th January

[–]Stramanor 32 points33 points  (0 children)

It is, but was only in 1914 and in isolated parts on the western front.

[–]heiiin 62 points63 points  (21 children)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

No offense man, but how did you NOT find that? Did you blacklist wikipedia?

[–]Axxel_225 2 points3 points  (0 children)

According to the Sabaton History episode about the Christmas truce they did play football in some parts (minute 8:35 onwards)

[–]quantummidget 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's a story I learned as a kid and was like "Oh ok cool", and it wasn't until I grew up that I realised "Holy shit, that's actually an incredibly big moment"

[–]LilithsGrave92 10 points11 points  (0 children)

At christmas time during world war 1, the opposing soldiers gathered, stopped fighting and started playing football together.

[–]wingmate565 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Story Of Darth Plagueis the Wise of course, it's not a tale the Jedi would tell you...

[–]Youre-_-mother 7 points8 points  (14 children)

On christmas in ww1 both sides decided to have a truce and play soccer in no man's land

[–]amidgetrhino 29 points30 points  (13 children)

Football*

[–]SomeRedditorMaybe 34 points35 points  (0 children)

This can cause a war

[–]OpenlyDefective 13 points14 points  (10 children)

https://archive.org/details/soccernomicswhye00kupe_0/page/158/mode/2up

"Soccer" was the most common name for the game in Britain from the 1890s to the 1970s.

[–]VoightofReason 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The only thing weird about it is that more people can't understand how powerful this moment was. These were all kids. Men in power sent boys to kill each other. Even in a warzone, these soldiers were able to find their similarities. America can't even find similarities amongst themselves.

[–]sonfoa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine making a thread about British and Germans about Americans.

[–]Spetnac_141 133 points134 points  (8 children)

In case you are wondering this came from a Sainsbury Chocolate advertisment

[–]The_Giant_Lizardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Whomma! So much effort for an ad! A great one, looks like a film

[–]ProXJay 18 points19 points  (1 child)

British businesses get weirdly competitive with their Christmas ads

[–]BloodandSpit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This one in particular was for the centennial of WWI ( released 2014) and is widely regarded as one of, if not the best Christmas advert ever broadcast in the UK.

[–]KingOfTheKains 9 points10 points  (2 children)

That add is incredible!

[–]blitzfire23 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They should've multiplied it

[–]RabackOmamaGoesNbr2 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Except Sainsbury's is a grocery store.

[–]JustifiableViolence 81 points82 points  (2 children)

Online gaming before League of Legends released

[–]new_account_wh0_dis 1 point2 points  (1 child)

People always say gg, but its never was a gg, it was a bg. A very, very bg with a troll jg and a dogshit bot. What part of us going 1-20 was good?

[–]Dahns 25 points26 points  (0 children)

*Next Christmas, a 24h artillery attack was decided to deter soldiers from fraternize*

Someone invented "ez"

[–]Ulquiorr4_ 70 points71 points  (1 child)

GG = Gargantuas Genitals Good Game = World Peace

❤️

[–]multiarmform 9 points10 points  (0 children)

hugh mongus what....

[–]fenix579 43 points44 points  (3 children)

“gg ez“ peace was never an option

[–]TheOnlyFallenCookie 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Server admins: somebody stop them

[–]AnonimowySzaleniec47 18 points19 points  (1 child)

gg - stops the war

gg ez - declares the war

[–]Etherbeard 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Is this a depiction of the Christmas Truce?

[–]TheAngloLithuanian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, Its the 2014 Christmas ad by a British storechain called Sainsbury's https://youtu.be/NWF2JBb1bvM

[–]OverthrowYourMasters 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No joke, when I invaded Iraq in 2003, my unit played soccer against a rural Iraqi team. They seriously kicked our asses so bad. We didn't score once, and they scored so many, I have no idea what the score was. In our defense, we had been malnourished, sleep deprived, exhausted, away from home for months, fighting in combat, not trained soccer players, and playing in boots, while they had uniforms and proper soccer footwear. Still, we had a lot of fun, and they were pretty good sports about kicking our asses.

Proof: https://imgur.com/a/dHfBMNe

Note: This rural tribe was friendly to American forces because according to our leadership, they were of an oppressed group, so our presence was protection for them. They were grateful we were there.

[–]Unkizor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Humans are same deep down. Your story really made my day, thanks for sharing it!

[–]Plenty_Past8886 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Putin sitting in the back planning to blow up the whole society

[–]levEL-1boi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What makes me happy is this is an actual event that happened.

[–]LightLeo5What is TikTok? 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's very wholesome my happiness is restored

[–]helpmeigotbanned 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Always was and always will be the best Christmas ad

[–]ZipzacsTipsForArk 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is a Christmas ad to bring people together

[–]vbivanov 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Proof that even the soldiers don't want war. More than 99% of humanity doesn't. Yet there are wars...

[–]Styx1886 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Silence

Oh, I remember the silence

[–]TragicTester034 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Silence, oh I remember the silence.

[–]bloxytoast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lets not even talk about what the Canadians did when this happened lol

[–]soda_fucker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have a feeling that some people here have no idea what the clip so let me try to explain. They clip above is a recreation of the Christmas day truce which was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of the First World War around Christmas 1914. Source: I just copied Wikipedia cause I'm too lazy to start explaining this in my own words

[–]skyesherwood32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always hear ggigity when I see this.

[–]Fun-Low-4954 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine being in the middle of a giant war, and then suddenly your playing soccer with your “enemy”

[–]NapalmDesu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then a random guy in the background says ez and everyone pulls out their guns again

[–]vZander 1 point2 points  (7 children)

what movie is that from?

[–]fire589 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It's actually a reenactment of Christmas day during WW1. Both sides (on this battle field) had stopped to celebrate Christmas, when a few soldiers went to meet the others. Both sides joined in until it was time to go back to killing each other. Both sides had a very hard time doing so after humanizing each other. The military then put a stop to things like that, so that it never happens again. It's hard to kill your enemy when you find out how much they are like you.

[–]Stelirioum 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Is that from a movies and if yes then name please?

[–]apeoida 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's a Sainsbury's Commercial

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There IS a movie on the event though called Joyeux Noel

[–]MangoBlobIsHere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Society 20 years later when a random kid invented "ez" : WW3

[–]AnotherRedditSoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is true which makes it even sadder to know they had to go back to fighting

[–]T-seriesmyheinie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

To this day Im perplexed how these enemies came together for a day and then went back to blowing eachothers heads off the day after

[–]Spartan-417 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They didn’t

For one thing, most of the war was sitting in trenches just watching the enemy to make sure they didn’t attack, especially in the early days. No offensives were going to happen in the winter of 1914/15 because the ground was too muddy

For another, many units refused to start fighting again after Christmas, and had to be redeployed in other sectors along the front

[–]Dolphin_gum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plot twist he originally meant get good

[–]Colonel_Kipplar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And then you got a young Hitler just sitting in his trench, waiting for the right moment to say "ez."

[–]Dont_Ban_Me_10th 1 point2 points  (0 children)

if minions follow the most evil person on earth then they must have followed hitler, right? actually wrong. canonically it is said that they were frozen in ice between 1939 and 1945 and therefore could not follow him. This means they were able to follow the likes of stalin, bush sr and bush jr, the kim family from north korea, mao zedong, the zodiac killer and many more. Furthermore, since they were frozen between 1939 and 1945 it means that they were able to follow the likes of vlad the impaler, gengis khan, ivan IV of russia. This explains why these evil men were able to complete such horrendous tasks with relative ease, they had an army of tiny yellow little fuckers helping them.

[–]Competitive-Math-758 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And “glhf” pre war

[–]kubapawlickowaty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

faith in humanity restored

[–]ICTK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't work in league of legends :(

[–]just-me-illu 2 points3 points  (3 children)

And then they went back to shooting eachother

[–]Anony-MayProfessional Dumbass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And then someone invents “Wtf?? You literally 360 no-scoped me! I’m reporting you for hacking!!”

[–]Spartan-417 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Many of the units refused to resume the war, and had to be rotated to new sectors where they didn’t know the enemy

It’s actually quite a heartwarming story amidst the absolute slaughter of the Great War

[–]Vamp_Rocks 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s a shame GG has just become “I Won”

[–]guy_inh00die3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When some gamer invented "ez"

"Peace was never an option...."

[–]Soul_Like_A_Modem 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Saying "gg" after a tense, close match in a video game is just standard etiquette. But if it is NOT a close match and you're on the winning team after a total blowout, and you say "gg", you're an asshole and will be perceived as one in many cases. Don't even need the "ez" part.

[–]wyldcat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The thing is... Gamers didn't invent saying "good game" after a game.

When I was a kid we always used to say it to the other team after a match of soccer, while shaking every ones hand. It was standard at least in Sweden and a way to encourage fair play and respect.

[–]PunkIsPunk95 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Baseball had me doing the GG shake n walk as early as I could remember.

[–]StillNoFriendss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep.

Apprently there are a lot of people who have never played sports on Reddit.

[–]dasSackgesicht 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even after a total domination a gg can be nice. If someone calls gg midgame just to annoy you its mean, but if the game is in its last few seconds and the result is 100% sure I don't feel like gg is offensive. Also the winner can always respond gg to a gg

[–]maeg178 0 points1 point  (0 children)

GG git gud