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OTHER WORKS

THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE has inspired many articles, books, films and other artworks. Here are just some you may wish to investigate further:

BOOKS:
Christmas Truce - M Brown and S Seaton. Published by Pan. ISBN: 0330390651. A well-researched and easy-to-read book.

Silent Night, The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 - Stanley Weintraub. Published by Pocket Books ISBN: 0684866226. A fine book on one of the most remarkable events of the 20th century.

FILMS:
Merry Christmas: Also known as Joyeux Noel. This film takes a few liberties but conveys generally the spirit of the truce - with the exception of the rather bizarre and ridiculous notion that a German female opera singer was smuggled to the front line and took part in the truce with a solo performance. I suppose it was thought it would add a 'love interest' to the event!

MUSIC:

  • Christmas Truce - Kerstbestand: By Coope, Boyes and Simpson. A delightful CD music recreating the spirit of the great event.
  • The Christmas Truce by Judith Bingham. The work was originally a commission by the BBC and was first performed in 2004 by the BBC singers.
  • The American country singer Garth Brooks sings a song called Belleau Wood about the Christmas Truce.
  • Christmas in the Trenches - a song by American singer-songwriter, John McCutcheon.

    ARTICLES:
    Christmas in Uniform - 1914 by Brian G Lawrence

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