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IN the early months of immobile trench warfare, the truces were not unique to the Christmas period, and reflected a growing mood of "live and let live", where infantry units in close proximity to each other would stop overtly aggressive behaviour, and often engage in small scale fraternisation, having conversations or bartering for cigarettes.
Servants were not generally encouraged to mix at the estate; single sex living quarters and long working hours limited any prospects for fraternisation.
I went to the media because I was not being given any support by Defence," Courier Mail quoted the female cadet who admitted she broke college fraternisation rules when she went to Mr McDonald's room on March 29, 2011 to have mutually agreed sex.
So how then, on Black Country derby weekend of all weekends, do you account for his fraternisation with the opposition?
The British High Command, from the safety of its headquarters at St Omer 27 miles from the front, had expressly forbidden any fraternisation or temporary ceasefire over the Christmas period.
It could have been sticky, up there on the podium - both young women could face criticism when they return home for their fraternisation - but humanity and common sense triumphed.
He described the Olympic Games as always having been, C[pounds sterling]a supreme call on all the races of the earth for truce, peace and fraternisation.
I learned that there used to be a POW camp between Greenside and High Spen and due to fraternisation with the locals, the staff and Germans ended up growing leeks to enter in leek shows.
It's safe to say that Samuel Preston's fraternisation with the media has meant he was a key choice to front St George by Duffer's latest range.
The unauthorised fraternisation between the Tommies and the Fritzes was against the orders of the high commands on both sides.
Informal truces occurred at various places along the trench-lines of Northern France and Belgium, some on Christmas Eve but it was on Christmas Day itself that most of the fraternisation took place.
Coventry folk were strongly Puritan and loyal to the parliamentary cause, so shunned all forms of fraternisation with the prisoners.