Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again.
Book includes a information about World War I, the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce.
Recommended for ages 8-12