Silent Night, Holy Night: The Story of the Christmas Truce

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December 1914 was grim for the thousands of soldiers who had dug into the frozen trenches on either side of Flanders Field. What lay between them in the early months of the First Great War was a field of sorrow--No Man's Land--littered with barbed wire and decaying corpses. But somehow, amidst the fear and anger, a miracle occurred. As Christmas Day approached, the weapons of war fell silent, men ventured out of the trenches, gifts were exchanged, and the sober duty of remembering the dead was commenced. For two days, the ...

Silent Night, Holy Night: The Story of the Christmas Truce 2003, Shadow Mountain

ISBN-13: 9781590381663

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