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Military

Rare books and pamphlets on military history, especially the US Marines, the US Navy. Includes scarce regimentals and biographical/autobiographical accounts.

Silent Night - Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914. First Edition, Third Printing.

Silent Night - Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914. First Edition, Third Printing.

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238 pp., plates.

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Weintraub, Stanley. SILENT NIGHT THE REMARKABLE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914.

London: Simon & Schuster, c2001. 238 pp., plates. First edition, third printing. Original cloth, near fine in near fine unclipped dust jacket. 

"SILENT NIGHT brings to life one of the most unlikely and touching events in the annals of war.
The First World War had been underway for only a few months but had already stalemated into the brutality of trench warfare.

As Christmas approached, men on both sides - Germans, British, Belgians and French - laid down their arms and joined together in a spontaneous celebration with their enemy. For a brief, blissful time a world war stopped."