Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. Stanley Weintraub.

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

Free Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Hardcover. 206 pp. with index. Illustrations. One of the world's most powerful yet forgotten Christmas stories. In the setting of the horror of the trenches of World War I, the lower ranks on both and German and Allied sides, despite orders to the contrary, threw down their arms on Christmas Eve , 1914. It began when German soldiers lit candles on small Christmas trees and British, French and Belgian soldiers serenaded them with songs. They soon were gatheringa nd burying thier dead but then shared meals, exchanged letters and addresses, and even played friendly games of soccer. Fine / fine. Item #E24036
ISBN: 9780684872810

Price: $10.00

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