The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War (Paperback)

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War By Terri Blom Crocker, Peter Grant (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Terri Blom Crocker, Peter Grant (Foreword by)
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In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man's Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments of peace occupy a mythical place in remembrances of World War I. Yet new accounts suggest that the heartwarming tale ingrained in the popular imag.

About the Author


Terri Blom Crocker has a PhD from the University of Kentucky, where she is an instructor. She is also a senior paralegal for investigations in the university's Office of Legal Counsel. She lives in Georgetown, Kentucky.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813174020
ISBN-10: 0813174023
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2017
Pages: 310
Language: English