Christmas Truce by the Men Who Took Part: Letters from the 1914 Ceasefire on the Western Front

Author(s): Mike Hill

ISBN: 9781781558126
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The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a moment of enduring fascination more than a century after the day the First World War guns fell silent.

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  • Includes revealing first-person accounts of how the truce unfolded and the amazing interaction between enemies

  • An exhaustive work of comprehensive research and study in various files and paperwork

  • Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs

  • A must-have for military historians, enthusiasts, academics, students, scholars and those interested in the First World War

The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a moment of enduring fascination more than a century after the day the First World War guns fell silent. Now for the first time, hundreds of first-person accounts of this most extraordinary period of history have been gathered together telling the story in their own words of the soldiers who met in peace in No Man’s Land.

The stories of men from English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh regiments who played and joked, sang and danced, swapped gifts and shared food and drink with the enemy before returning to war on the Western Front.

Christmas Truce by the Men Who Took Part: Letters from the 1914 Ceasefire on the Western Front is the largest collection ever drawn together of letters sent home by the officers and soldiers who laid down their guns and shook hands with their foes.

The eye-opening accounts of the unofficial armistice between German and British forces capture the trepidation and exhilaration, the curiosity, anger, joy and despair of that first Christmas on the unforgiving battlegrounds of the Great War.

BOOK ISBN 9781781558126
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 21 January 2021
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 35 black-and-white and 5 colour photographs

 

 






Mike Hill is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 25 years holding senior news and features desk roles at some of UK’s most respected regional titles. He was born in Liverpool and lives on Merseyside with his wife and two sons. Christmas Truce by the Men Who Took Part: Letters from the 1914 Ceasefire on the Western Front is his fourth book.


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