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Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914

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Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 7th 2009 by Evangel Press
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Julie Davis
Dec 23, 2010 Julie Davis rated it it was amazing
This is a really moving account of the now-famous event on Christmas Eve in 1914 during World War I when German and British soldiers left their trenches and met in "no man's land" to celebrate a common day of peace and fellowship. Told through British soldiers' letters home, we see the common themes of surprise and thankfulness over this shared Christian celebration with their fellow men. This is followed by the dismaying official orders from those far from the war who declare that any similar ...more
Angela
Dec 11, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
No one wants to think about war when they are trying to focus on Christmas. Generally, I would hope no one likes to think about war at all, although for some it is their life’s work and career to pay attention to just such things.



So what was going on in the year 1914 at the time and season of Christmas? War. A war that had French and German troops in trenches, on French land, hiding from the other while they at the same time hoped to have to opportunity to destroy them; for most for no other re
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Serena
Dec 13, 2013 Serena rated it liked it
Oh Holy Night tells of the events that occurred on Christmas of 1914 in the trenches of WWI--how for one day, enemies met in no man's land as friends. It's mostly a compilation of soldiers' letters home, with relevant hymns and biblical passages woven in and black-and-white drawings scattered throughout.

Honestly, I found it a bit dry, and the organization didn't flow well enough for my taste. However, I'm neither a fan of non-fiction nor of history (although I do like historical fiction...), and
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Deborah-Ruth
Dec 20, 2014 Deborah-Ruth rated it liked it
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O Holy Night: The Peace of 1914 (written by: Michael C. Snow and published by Evangel Press) tells the historical story of the German and English Christmas Truce of the First World War. Through giving first-hand accounts of the various participants in the story, the reader is transported into their world for a time. This book invites its readers to fully engage their senses as they are encouraged to take in the sights, smells, sounds, and sentiments of that Christmas day back in 1914 on the ...more
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