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Because it was Christmas: A Story of the 1914 Christmas Truce

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Christmas Eve, 1924…

A British survivor of the Great War visits a cafe in Paris, keeping an appointment he made ten years earlier.

While he waits to see if any of his friends arrive he tells a story of the first Christmas of the war. When the guns fell silent, when the snows fell and when men on both sides climbed out of the trenches to meet in No-Man’s-Land.

For a few days both British and German soldiers, who until that point had been bitter enemies, exchanged fighting for friendship and sang, ate, drank and laughed together.

For those precious few hours, the war was forgotten and replaced with a now-legendary truce.

All because it was Christmas.

Available at Smashwords and Amazon from 1st December 2014.

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