Previously unknown WW1 diary gives account of second Christmas truce

Many of us will have heard of the Christmas truce which brought fighting to a temporary halt in the trenches of World War 1 back in 1914.

Now, a previously unknown diary has been donated to the archive of the Royal Welch Fusiliers describing a second Christmas ceasefire a year later in 1915.

Writing in his diary, 16-year-old private Robert Keating remembers the events of a truly remarkable Christmas morning, where a ceasefire was held against officer's orders.

By Boxing Day, Keating and his fellow soldiers had been told that further fraternisation with the enemy would be punishable by death.

16-year-old Private Robert Keating Credit: ITV Cymru Wales