Christmas in the Trenches
by John McCutcheon
Christmas in the Trenches
McCutcheon, John. (2006) Christmas in the Trenches.  Illustrated by Henri Sørensen. Peachtree Press.

For more information about this book and curriculum connections, locate the "Glimpses of the Past through Literature and Story Telling." Column: School Library Media Activities Monthly by Sharron L. McElmeel. Dec 2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p38-40, 3p.  Features: "Christmas in the Trenches," by John McCutcheon, "Hiding From the Nazis," by David A. Adler and "Prairie Christmas," by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk.

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Go to Peachtree Publisher's site featuring Christmas in the Trenches.

YouTube Video of John McClutcheon singing his rendition of "Christmas in the Trenches."

Christmas in the Trenches - an account from World War I -- in the trenches, on the front

Christmas in the Trenches - 1914; Eyewitness History

Jim Murphy has written a wonderful and well-researched non-fiction book providing the background information about World War I and aabout the events that took place during the Christmas season, December 1941.   The book contains many source notes and resources related to the truce and World War I.  The following are updated and complete citations for the websites that Murphy includes in the appendix of his book.

Hanlon, Mike. (2004) "World War I - Trenches on the Web." Mike Hanlon of the Great War Society.  WEB. <>. (2001-2009) "Best of History Web Sites."  WEB. <>  (Note: Information about World War I can be found in the "modern history" section).

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Search the "Site Index" using the  key words "World War I" as the search term. WEB.  <>

Roberts, David. (2009) "The War Poetry Web Site - The First World War and Contemporary War Poetry." WEB. <>

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