The Story: This is a historical non-fiction story taking us back to the trenches in World War One. We are in the midst of war, but on Christmas Eve, a group of exhausted soldiers start to sing ‘Stille Nacht’. Soldiers from across No Man’s Land, hear this and sing ‘Silent Night’ right back. The following day, Christmas, the soldiers put down their weapons and play a friendly football match together and for one day, there is peace.
Martin Impey’s beautiful illustrations capture the reality of World War One and are great for stimulating discussion about events surrounding the Christmas Truce. The story is made all the more poignant and heartwarming with the knowledge that it documents a real event.
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