The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting

Book - 2009
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A stunning narrative illustrated with archival photos, weaves the voices of World War I soldiers with historic background and riveting accounts of a miraculous Christmas Truce. Recounts how troops openly defied commanding officers by stopping the fighting, and spontaneously celebrating Christmas with their "enemies."
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780545130493
Branch Call Number: 940.421 MURPH
Characteristics: 116 p. : ill., photos, maps.


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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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