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    KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] 'Twas Christmas in the trenches where the frost so bitter hungThe frozen fields of France were still no Christmas song was sungOur families back in England were toasting us that dayTheir brave and glorious lads so far awayThe Western Front 1914Here two parallel trenches one held by the Germans the other by the French English and Belgians from fifty to one thousand yards apart stretched from the North Sea coast all the way to the Swiss bor

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    KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] If your history classes in school were anything like mine then this is how a typical year would go Lots of Revolutionary War lots of Civil War oh no it's almost the end of the year so let's just skip to WWII and finally a brief smattering of Vietnam WWI got the short end of the stick year after year after year when I was growing up In fact by the time I graduated from high school I associated only a couple va

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    characters Truce by Jim Murphy Jim Murphy ☆ 8 Free download Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jim Murphy While this book is in the Juvenile section of the library I have to say it's the best book on WWI or any war that I've ever read The causes and conseuences of WWI are so much clearer to me; I could probably even carry on a lengthy discussion about it I have read textbook chapters about WWI both in high school and college and once I started this text I felt like I didn't know a THING about it So I do recommend this to adults who love history

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    characters Truce by Jim Murphy KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] Reading a nonfiction book when you’re already familiar with much of the content can sometimes grate I found the manner i

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    KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] This is a Non Fiction book about the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War One This book was wrote by Jim Murphy in 2009 There are many surprising and interesting facts that are in the book Some are funny and some are sad but they are f

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    characters Truce by Jim Murphy KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] Jim Murphy ☆ 8 Free download Truce is a wonderful book that not only tells the story of the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I but also gives a coherent thorough history of the events leading up to the hostilities and just what those terrible

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    KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] Truce The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy is a non fiction book about the Christmas Truce of 19

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    KINDLE [Truce by Jim Murphy] I know I'm too liberal with my 5 star ratings but boy have I been reading some good stuff lately This was unintentionally the perfect nonfiction follow up to Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld Westerfeld's book though it was an alternate history still taught me about what set off World War I than I remember learning

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characters Truce by Jim Murphy Free download Truce by Jim Murphy ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jim Murphy Two time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy writes a stunning nonfiction masterpiece about a Christmas miracle on the Western Front during World War IOn July 29th 1914 the world's peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austria Hungary. Twas Christmas in the trenches where the frost so bitter hungThe frozen fields of France were still no Christmas song was sungOur families back in England were toasting us that dayTheir brave and glorious lads so far awayThe Western Front 1914Here two parallel trenches one held by the Germans the other by the French English and Belgians from fifty to one thousand yards apart stretched from the North Sea coast all the way to the Swiss border a total of over 475 miles In between was a ravaged wasteland crisscrossed by tangles of razor sharp barbed wire and appropriately nicknamed No Man s LandIt was an unusually warm and wet November with rain pouring incessantly from above Conditions for those in the trenches were abysmal Rats lice and fleas made their lives miserable while great clouds of black flies nipped at their faces and got into their nostrils and foodThe war dragged along into December with both sides making numerous raids and both sides taking heavy losses Already than one million soldiers had been killed with many wounded Worse still there was no end to the war in sight As Valentine Fleming remarked at the time It s going to be a long war in spite of the fact that on both sides every single man in it wants it stopped at onceThe men were ready for a respite and Christmas celebrations seemed to be the answer Packages from home contained goodies for sharing with comrades familiar seasonal songs and hymns were sung and somehow in many places along the Western Front a ceasefire was agreed upon One man reported that just ten minutes after the temporary peace was declared the ground between the two lines of trenches was swarming with men and officers of both sides shaking hands and wishing each other a happy ChristmasBritish and German soldiers meet in No Man s Land There s someone coming toward us the front line sentry criedAll sights were fixed on one long figure trudging from their sideHis truce flag like a Christmas star shown on that plain so brightAs he bravely strode unarmed into the nightSoon one by one on either side walked into No Man s LandWith neither gun nor bayonet we met there hand to handWe shared some secret brandy and we wished each other wellAnd in a flare lit soccer game we gave em hellWe traded chocolates cigarettes and photographs from homeThese sons and fathers far away from families of their ownYoung Sanders played his sueezebox and they had a violinThis curious and unlikely band of menNot everyone was behind the idea of a Christmas truce Officers issued orders and threatened court martial for those caught fraternizing with the enemy One young German corporal by the name of Adolph Hitler refused to take part saying Such a thing should never happen in wartime Have you no German sense of honor at all But for those that did participate there was a realization on both sides that something truly extraordinary had taken place A German soldier wrote home that it was a Christmas celebration in keeping with the command Peace on earth and a memory which will stay with us always His view was echoed by a British soldier This experience has been the most practical demonstration I have seen of Peace on earth and goodwill towards men Soon daylight stole upon us and France was France once With sad farewells we each prepared to settle back to warBut the uestion haunted every heart that lived that wonderous nightWhose family have I fixed within my sightsThough aimed at middle grade readers Murphy s book provides uite a detailed look at the causes and conseuences of the war Detailed maps are included and many many photographs most of which I d never seen before A word of caution for younger readers some of the pictures feature dead soldiers and horsesAfter word of the truce reached England the Herald newspaper s editor rejoiced that peace could win out even if only for a few days It is especially saddening the editorial lamented that such soldiers are not in charge of the affairs of Europe instead of the diplomats and potentates If they were we would have a natural and human Europe My name is Francis Tolliver in Liverpool I dwellEach Christmas come since World War I I ve learned its lessons wellThat the ones who call the shots won t be among the dead and lameAnd on each end of the rifle we re the same from Christmas in the Trenchesby John McCutcheonhttpswwwyoutubecomwatchvsJi41

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characters Truce by Jim Murphy Free download Truce by Jim Murphy ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jim Murphy Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed into war Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been. Reading a nonfiction book when you re already familiar with much of the content can sometimes grate I found the manner in which Murphy presented the subject to be engaging and informative Although there were some points where I felt facts were simplified in ways that left out an important nuance of the events in general the author presents a balanced depiction of the pressures and prejudices working against Europe at the time The facts are not dumbed down but some are slightly simplified for young readers Although by necessity for a writer working in English many of his original sources are British soldiers he is careful to also include the words of French and German soldiers in both his explanations of the early days of fighting and the actual events on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day He does not fall into the trap that some American writers do of portraying the English as heroes while neglecting the German point of viewBy providing this balanced description of the subject Murphy furthers central idea of the text He emphasizes the fact that neither side was right in the conflict and that soldiers on both sides were the victims of not one another but the ambition narrow thinking and misunderstanding of the impacts of modern warfare of their leadersMurphy s use of photographs and eyewitness accounts enables the reader to see the war not is something that happened a long time ago but something that impacted real individuals like themselves I found myself wondering about the young man whose names appeared in the text I wondered what happened to them If they survive the war Making that kind of an emotional connection helped the facts of the book stay with me There is inherent drama in the horrors of trench warfare and Murphy captures it without being gruesome The story of the Christmas truce on the Western Front continues than one hundred years later to be captivating The fact that these truces came about independent of one another up and down the Western Front without and in fact in spite of orders from above make them all the remarkable

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characters Truce by Jim Murphy Free download Truce by Jim Murphy ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jim Murphy Avoided This was of course the First World War But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their enemi. Truce is a wonderful book that not only tells the story of the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I but also gives a coherent thorough history of the events leading up to the hostilities and just what those terrible first months of war was like in the trenches The fact is that most of us don t really remember World War I from our high school history days And I know I never learned that World War I could have and almost was prevented So I can honestly say that I relearned a lot reading Truce Jim Murphy has a real gift for explaining history in his well researched totally accessible book about how the enemy soldiers stopped fighting in the middle of a war and celebrated Christmas together And as he points out the truce wasn t uite as spontaneous as we have been led to believe Murphy explains that there are two sides to trench warfare the fighting side and the boring side The fighting side was basically barbaric with soldiers charging across a No Man s Land towards the enemy and the enemy mowing them down with all kinds of artillery including machine guns The boring side was waiting in the trenches for the next charge or counter charge But although carnage was taking place on the battlefield newspapers were publishing stories about victory causing enlistment offices to be packed with men want to enlistThe fighting was horrible as were the conditions in the trenches The soldiers were plagued not only by bullets and grenades but also by nonmiliitary dangers like swarms of hungry rats lice and fleas in their clothing bedding and food And sometimes these can be just a badBut sometimes Murphy writes when it was uite the soldiers of one side could hear the soldiers on the other side talking singing playing music Then they began to contact each other from across No Man s Land exchanging greetings remarks even foodAnd so when Christmas came and the men received cards and parcels from home on both sides of No Man s Land they were feeling mellow and friendly The rest is historyWhile the main focus of Truce is on the events leading up to war and the truce of Christmas 1914 Murphy also includes a brief history of the rest of the war and the subseuent conditions Germany was subjected to when they surrendered Murphy has written a nicely detailed well rounded history just graphic enough for the intended middle grade reader It will hold their interest without turning them off Truce is very well documented and includes maps photographs a timeline notes and sources in other words all those things that make an informational text really creditable and user friendly I particularly liked the list of books poetry movies and websites where the reader can go to learn about World War I One of the things I have always wondered about was why the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War II has become the subject for lots of fiction Well I found my answer in this well researched well written book The Western Front was a lot longer than I had ever imagined two parallel trenches ran 475 miles from the North Sea to the Swiss border separated by a No Man s Land tangled up with barbed wire On the eastern side of the front was the German trench on the western side were the Allied troops from Britain France and Belgium 475 miles means that not everyone could have experienced the truce in the same way leaving it wide open to the imaginationWhat a great bookThis book is recommended for readers age 8This book was purchased for my personal library

  • Hardcover
  • 128
  • Truce by Jim Murphy
  • Jim Murphy
  • English
  • 24 June 2018
  • 9780545130493