On December 24, 1914, an incident known as the “Christmas Truce” occurs. Stanley Weintraub re-stitches together the events of that event with “Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914.” Allegedly it began when German soldiers lit candles on small Christmas trees, and British, French, Belgian and German troops began serenading each other with Christmas songs on Christmas Eve. Both sides eventually crossed No Man’s Land to bury the dead, share letters and food, and even play football (soccer). Weintraub highlights the Christmas Truce as a hopeful and bright moment in the middle of one of humanity’s darkest moments.

Book Title: Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914

Book Author: Weintraub, Stanley

Dewey Decimal Call Number: 940.42 W

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