The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting

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Describes the Christmas truce that occurred along Western Front trenches in 1914 and features quotations from young men on both sides, a timeline, and additional source material.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9780545130493
Branch Call Number: 940.421 Mu
Description: 116 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm

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On Christmas Day, 1914, an informal, temporary truce was called for the holiday. The book contains quotations from soldiers on both sides as well as a timeline of the day.

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StratfordLibrary Oct 28, 2010

In the midst of the vicious fighting between German and British soldiers in 1914 – the first year of the World War I, a miraculous event occurred. Known as the “Christmas Truce”, or the “Christmas Truces”, it was a rare time of peace when the gunfire stopped along the Western Front.


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