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EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF MANS HUMANITY TO MAN
on 13 January 2014
I read this book in total fascination. I have always been interested in history particularly that of the 20th Century. I remember learning something of the Christmas Peace of 1914 at school but have never before read into it in such depth. The story unfolds to illustrate mans humanity to each other during the bloodiest war of the 20th Century. Despite all the factors preventing it including the threat of severe punishments from senior officers and being ostracised by people back in their home countries often their own families. Soldiers risked all to climb out of their respective trenches and meet in No Mans land for a temporary peace during the season of good will to all men. Although I am ex military I can not begin to understand the conditions theses soldiers fought under and was extremely moved by the story in general and the individual accounts printed. Finally, I world like to thank the families of the persons involved for giving permission for the letters and diaries to be published and they should be as I am sure they are suitably proud of their relatives. Although perhaps a niche book not to everyone's taste it has encouraged me to read further on the subject.