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Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914 Book Review Summary

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The story of the 1914 Christmas Truces as told from many perspectives. Put in the wider framework of recorded truces from previous & subsequent wars, this is a fascinating book; brilliant, entertaining & accessible without any sacrifice of objectivity, nor lapse into sentimentality. Objective throughout, great appendices, all round wonderful!
The review of this Book prepared by Claire Baldwin








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Early 1900's    -   20th century History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Nationality?    -   British Specific war?    -   World War I

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers

Setting

Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   5 ()

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