Stanley Weintraub

Silent Night

The Remarkable Christmas Truce Of 1914



“Silent Night” by Stanley Weintraub chronicles the unexpected Christmas Eve truce during World War I. Amidst battle’s chaos, enemy soldiers embraced peace, exchanging gifts and playing football. Weintraub’s research reveals humanity’s capacity for hope and unity, even in darkness. A testament to the enduring spirit amidst war’s despair.

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Number of pages: 256

Published: 06 November 2014

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“Silent Night” by Stanley Weintraub is a remarkable work that dives deep into one of history’s most poignant moments amidst the chaos of warfare.

In the bitter cold of Christmas Eve during World War I, a miracle transpired amidst the trenches. Rival armies laid down their weapons and came together in a spontaneous and fleeting moment of peace. “Silent Night” by acclaimed historian Stanley Weintraub vividly chronicles this extraordinary truce, a momentary lapse of the horrors of war, providing readers with a glimmer of humanity’s innate longing for harmony and togetherness.

Weintraub’s masterful narrative paints a vivid picture of the soldiers’ lives in the trenches, their fears, hopes, and the conditions that led to this unforeseen fraternity. Through personal letters, diary entries, and other firsthand sources, he reconstructs the events of that magical night when German, British, and French soldiers temporarily set aside their differences, exchanged gifts, and even played football in No Man’s Land.

This meticulously researched account not only delves into the intricacies of warfare but also showcases the human spirit’s resilience and capacity for kinship, even in the direst of circumstances. “Silent Night” is more than just a historical recount; it’s a testament to the indomitable nature of humanity and the enduring power of hope.

A must-read for history enthusiasts, this book serves as a poignant reminder that even in the darkest of times, there exists a light that can pierce through, illuminating the inherent goodness of the human soul.

Discover the true story behind the carols, the candles, and the camaraderie of that fateful Christmas Eve in “Silent Night” by Stanley Weintraub.

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Weight 212 g
Dimensions 19.9 × 13.2 cm