Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914

Having just passed what was originally Armistice Day, the celebration of the end of  The Great War, and before we are all caught up in the new Holiday season,  I will add this to the book display.

U.K. Christmas Truce 1914 editor, Alan Cleaver, says, “…what a superb book. It’s obviously been a labour of love and it’s a fantastic read.”

A reflection on the Christmas truce of The Great War

Reviews: [Note, RIGHT Click to open in New Tab}

“Christmas Reading” (Catholic Media Review)

“…a truly moving account of the Christmas Eve in 1914…a worthy accompaniment to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas in bringing Christ’s light into the world.”

“Highest recommendation.”

“Reader Review”

“Christian Book Notes”

Emerging Journal

Everyday Christian

Look for opportunities to Share The Christmas Story through this unique story, with someone ‘outside the box’ this coming Christmas Season.

Book Page Display  including Johnny Cash on the Truce with link to Amazon

2 comments on “Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914

  1. Michael Snow says:

    Being my late Grandmother’s birthday, today, this seemed a fitting time to post this as she was mentioned in the book regarding Armistice Day:

    On 11 November, the warring parties signed the armistice,
    bringing that great bloodbath to an end….

    The deep meaning of that armistice remained in the
    minds of World War I veterans a half century later
    when the U.S. Congress, in one of its clueless moves,
    changed the observance of the federal holiday from
    November 11th to a certain Monday of October. Memorial
    Day, Veterans Day and Washington’s Birthday
    were all moved on the calendar in order to create
    three-day federal holiday weekends.
    Because of the war that had followed that “War to
    End All Wars,” President Eisenhower had signed a
    law that broadened the meaning of “Armistice Day”
    by making it “Veterans Day” in 1954. But in the
    minds of the World War I generation, the memory of
    that armistice still held sway.

    So, in the late 1960s when Congress changed the
    date, I can still remember my grandmother adamantly
    asserting that Armistice Day was November 11th,
    NOT the fourth Monday of October. The thousands
    of soldiers who, like my grandfather, had served in
    France and other lands would not hear of such a

    … The end result was that one decade after changing
    the date, Congress, in 1978, restored the observance
    to November 11th.

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