FIRST FRIDAY VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB | SILENT NIGHT: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub


FIRST FRIDAY VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB | SILENT NIGHT: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub

Friday 4 Dec 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join The Friends via Zoom in a discussion about this most heart-warming story the magically restores the 1914 Christmas Truce to history.

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The book clubwill begin promptly at 10:00am. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket.

**Zoom meeting details will be sent to ticket holders via email within 24 hours of the Book Club. If you have any queries please contact Kathleen at admin@johnstoncollection.org**

On a cold night in December 1914 a miracle took place during WW1.  Men threw down their arms and came together across the front line to sing, eat and drink together.  It happened spontaneously regardless of orders to the contrary by superior officers. It started when German soldiers lit candles on small Christmas trees and German, French, British and Belgian came together to sing carols.

Noted military historian Stanley Weintraub tells the moving story of this amazing truce and how ordinary men can bond in spite of politicians and generals.  Whilst the war endured for much longer than thought in 1914, and the carnage was great, this Christmas truce make wonderful reading.

Image| A still from the Sainsbury Christmas advert (2014)

Book Tickets

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