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Christmas in the Trenches based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I first heard John McCutcheon 'Christmas In The Trenches' when he performed at Wolf Trap many years ago. My grandfather and his brother both fought in the Great War for the British Army. I grew up hearing the tale about the Christmas Truce and I have to admit the song brought a tear to my eye. The book is written well and follows the song verses. The illustrations are terrifice and convey the dismal conditions of trench warfare without the gore. I enjoyed the fact that the book also had a CD containing not only the original song but also the story read aloud. I was moved by the words of the song and think the book should be read by all as it reminds us that we are all someone's father/son/daughter and are made enemies by theose who rarely see the fight!