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Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914

Название: Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914
Автор: Malcolm Brown, Shirley Seaton
Издательство: Leo Cooper / Secker & Warburg
ISBN: 0436071029
Год: 1984
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 244
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Размер: 21,0 МБ
Язык: Английский

Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton cover the events that led to, and followed from, the so-called "Christmas Truce" of 1914. In the early months of the great war, the trench lines had become, more or less, set and the enemy soldiers were close enough to speak to one another. The lengthy stalemate led to increased communication in some areas and, on Christmas Eve, to offers of a truce. In other words, "We won't shoot if you don't." Soon soldiers from both sides were mingling, exchanging gifts, taking photos, and helping one another bury the dead. The authors let the soldiers speak for themselves as to what the Truce meant from a contemporary, emotional, and/or political standpoint and this objectivity gives the book added weight. An excellent reminder of the true humanity that is within us all, every one, and excellent Christmastime reading.

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