Poor Bloody Murder
Bombardier James F. Johnson (5th C.M.R.):
'To my surprise I could see some Germans busy receiving their rations. The were about two hundred yards away. Of course, they did not know they were exposed to file fire as part of their parapet had been blown down. The officer said, "What would you do in this case?" I replied, "I think this is Christmas Eve." He said, "Oh, yes it is, but in case someone gets trigger happy you fire a shot close to them as a warning." I fired about twenty feet to their left"