Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: August 2003
Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes
In the beginning months of World War I, a very strange thing happened. After the fierce trench warfare of November and December, on Christmas Eve, 1914, the fighting spontaneously stopped. Men on both sides laid down their arms and came to celebrate Christmas with each other.
They shared food parcels across the lines, sang carols together, and erected Christmas trees with candles. They buried the dead, exchanged presents, and even played soccer together.