And the Soldiers Sang
You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees. So said Kaiser Wilhelm II to his German army in August 1914. But World War I would rage for more than 4 years, taking the lives of nearly 10 million soldiers. Some of the most unrelenting combat was waged along the infamous Western Front, where, for one unforgettable Christmas in 1914, enemies set guns aside and came together in friendship. And the Soldiers Sang, written by J. Patrick Lewis, recounts this unlikely truce through the perspective of a young soldier named Owen Davies, who travels from the green country of Wales to the muddy battlefields of Belgium.
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Review: And the Soldiers SangUser Review - Shelli - Goodreads
Based on a momentary ceasefire on Christmas day with soldiers during World War 1. This books interest and comprehension level is to high for elementary age students who would be looking to picture ... Read full review
Review: And the Soldiers SangUser Review - Sheri Levasseur - Goodreads
Great read for ELA/Memoirs lesson or Social Studies WW1. I never knew about this famous Christmas Eve cease-fire along the Western Front. German and British soldiers sang together from the trenches ... Read full review