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A Christmas truce during World War I?!

Did you know that during the first world war the troops on both sides (British, French, and German) along many miles of the Belgium-France border put down their weapons and exchanged gifts, sang carols together, and lit Christmas trees on December 25th? I had never heard of such a thing, which is why books are so great! Shooting at the stars by John Hendrix tells a fictionalized version of a very real event, known as the Christmas Truce of 1914. Unfortunately, this was the first and last time such Christmas fellowship would unfold during four long years of the war. This book, although in our JE collection, would also be enjoyed by older children and adults…be warned that a few pages describe how the soldiers came together to bury their fallen comrades before they celebrated....