¨A french officer told about an outdoor service just held 150 feet from German trenches¨(61).
Signpost 2 : Quoted Words
¨ It was beautiful it was a beautiful moonlit night¨(58).
¨In one area of the battle line, German soldiers noticed that a wooden board was being held up by British soldiers with the words Merry Christmas¨(64-65).
The author showed these number and amounts because he wanted to show how each sides were at peace with each other.
Word Gap: Fraternization
As the sun began to set on Christmas Eve, the British High Command tried once again to keep the men on alert hoping to discourage fraternization(56).
The author quoted or cited this person because he wanted to show the readers that Christmas night was peaceful during a war which is a crazy thing to happen.
The mindset here is growth because both side (the British and the Germans) showed this mindset because they wanted to not fight each other so they had a little truce going on that took a lot of bravely because they didn't know if the other side was going to shoot back. Because then if that happened a lot of soldiers would parish.
Book Club Questions
Why did some soldiers want to have truce but others didn't ?
Fraternization:Is people into brothers by conducting social relations with people who are actually unrelated and or of a different class. Fraternization is not a technical term.
Both side (The British and the Germans) soldiers, wanted to not fight or have a truce during Christmas and after, but the armies leaders said the war must go on and they must fight, so the soldiers didn't listen and they sang songs to each other and were nice and held up signs saying if you shoot we shoot then they walked to the middle of no mans land and celebrated Christmas and the truce.