1. 00:00 Michel Platini, President of UEFA and Gilbert Deleu walking toward the truce monument and unveiling it.
2. 00:14 Close up of the monument.
3. 00:18 Wide shot of Platini and Gilbert Deleu laying a wreath and a football under the monument.
4. 00:29 Mid shot of Platini and Michel Deleu.
5. 00:33 Shot of EU flag,UEFA flag and Belgium football federation.
6. 00:39 SOUNDBITE: (French) Michel Platini, UEFA President
"The next day two steps from here at the cross of Saint Yvon and probable at other places along the immense front line from the North sea to Switzerland they get a football out and perhaps a ball of cloth and start kicking it."
7. 00:57 Mid shot of children laying fower by the monument.
8. 01:03 Close up of children laying football at the monument.
9. 01:10 SOUNDBITE: (English) Eckart Cuntz, German ambassador to Belgium
"Soldiers would climb out of their trenches lose heir fear because they knew those they called the enemies, sometimes monsters were human beings just as themselves."
10. 01:30 Mid shot of actors dressed as British soldiers and a nurse.
11. 01:37 Wide of the monument.
12. 01:43 Mid shot of actors dressed as German soldiers.
13. 01:47 Children watching.
14. 01:51 Platini unveiling a visitor's sign p[ost.
15. 01:57 Close up of the visitor's sign post.
16. 02:02 Wide shot of the visitor's sign post and a sign written on it Chemin Christmas Truce
Michel Platini among the officials to gather for 100th anniversary of World War One truce
On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history.
At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and various club pennants, all in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914.
A century ago on Christmas Day, German and British enemies left their World War I trenches and headed into no man's land in a few scattered locations on the Western Front for an unofficial truce among soldiers.
Some eyewitness accounts say they were highlighted by something as remarkable as a few football kick-abouts.
"Suddenly a Tommy came with a football," wrote Lt. Johannes Niemann of Germany, referring to a British soldier. "Teams were quickly established for a match on the frozen mud, and the Fritzes beat the Tommies 3-2."
The proponents of the sport have cherished that day as historic proof that there is little that can better bridge man's differences than football.
Michel Platini, President of UEFA, underscored that unique mood of brotherhood at the unveiling of the Christmas monument on Thursday (11th December) on the former battlegrounds known as Flanders Fields in western Belgium, scene of some of the most horrendous killing.
The monument is a steel ball sitting on the remains of a World War I shell.
"(In Ploegsteert) and probably elsewhere on the immense frontline from the North Sea to Switzerland, they get a football out, or a ball of cloth, and they started kicking it," Platini said.
For those involved in 1914, it was most of all a yearning for a sense of normalcy, however momentarily, that pushed them over the edge of their trenches, unarmed.
The war had started on 4th August when the German invasion of Belgium kicked off a series of events which quickly pitted the German and Austro-Hungarian empires against Britain, France, Russia and several allies.
Germany swept into most of Belgium and northern France and even threatened Paris before the frontline was settled.
At the time, though, the prevailing expectation on both sides had been to be home for Christmas.
When that didn't happen, an early sense of euphoria quickly made way for unrelenting gloom.
It set the stage for the Christmas truce and those magic kick-abouts.
Germany alone had lost 300,000 soldiers by Christmas.
Football players themselves had been involved in the fighting from the early days with around 2,000 of the 5,000 professional players at the time joining the armed forces.