Silent Night

by Stanley Weintraub | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1471136779 Global Overview for this book
Registered by GailRogan of Craigavon, Co. Armagh United Kingdom on 12/31/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by GailRogan from Craigavon, Co. Armagh United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
SILENT NIGHT brings to life one of the most unlikely and touching events in the annals of war. In the early months of WWI, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides left their trenches, laid down their arms, and joined in a spontaneous celebration with their new friends, the enemy. For a brief, blissful time, remembered since in song and story, a world war stopped. Even the participants found what they were doing incredible. Germans placed candle-lit Christmas trees on trench parapets and warring soldiers sang carols. In the spirit of the season they ventured out beyond their barbed wire to meet in No Man's Land, where they buried the dead in moving ceremonies, exchanged gifts, ate and drank together, and joyously played football, often with improvised balls. The truce spread as men defied orders and fired harmlessly into the air. But, reluctantly, they were forced to re-start history's most bloody war. SILENT NIGHT vividly recovers a dreamlike event, one of the most extraordinary of Christmas stories.

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Journal Entry 3 by peaceangel at Lurgan, Co. Armagh United Kingdom on Sunday, January 26, 2020
Caught at the much belated Belfast Bookcrossers' 2019 Xmas party! To be released!

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