The Christmas truce : myth, memory, and the First World War (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The Christmas truce : myth, memory, and the First World War

Author: Terri Blom Crocker
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this detailed study, Terri Blom Crocker provides the first comprehensive analysis of both scholarly and popular portrayals of the First World War events known as the Christmas truce, from 1914 to the present. From books by influential historians to the Oscar-nominated French film Joyeux Noel (2006), this new examination shows how a variety of works have both explored and enshrined this outbreak of peace amid  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terri Blom Crocker
ISBN: 9780813166155 0813166152
OCLC Number: 908071881
Description: xii, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "A candle lit in the darkness": the Christmas truce and the First World War --
"Absolute hell": the Western Front in 1914 --
"A great day with our enemies": the Christmas truce --
"No war today": the Christmas truce as reported in official war diaries and regimental histories --
"One day of peace at the front": the Christmas truce and the British press --
"That unique and weird Christmas": the Christmas truce during the war --
"The curious Christmas truce": the First World War and the Christmas truce, 1920-1959 --
"The famous Christmas truce": the First World War and the Christmas truce, 1960-1969 --
"The legendary Christmas truce": the First World War, the Christmas truce, and social history, 1970-1989 --
"Memories of Christmas 1914 persist": orthodoxy, revisionism, and the Christmas truce, 1990-2014 --
"It was peace that won": the Christmas truce and the narrative of the First World War.
Responsibility: Terri Blom Crocker ; foreword by Peter Grant.

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The Christmas Truce studies these ceasefires within the wider war, demonstrating how generations of scholars have promoted interpretations that ignored the nuanced perspectives of the many soldiers  Read more...

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