" 'This was really a most extraordinary thing--- two nations both singing the same carol in the middle of a war' "(59).
Signpost: Numbers and Stats
" The Germans sent up numerous rocket flares to light up the horizon a joyous blue"(61).
Mindset: Growth Mindset
" One english officer wanted to shoot down the christmas tree. The anonymous officer complained, 'especcially as they killed one of our men that afternoon, but my captain wouldnt let me shoot'. The peace was indeed a very fragile one"(62).
Anchor Question response: The author quoted this person because the British soldier Graham Williams explained what happened during this time in the war.
Word Gap: Parapet
"When they glanced over the parapets, they discovered a silent world covered by a thick, clinging fog"(64).
Anchor Question response: The author showed this amount because he is telling us how much the German army has sent up.
The English Captain had a growth mindset because he didn't let anyone or anything ruin this peace, If the captain did let the offcier shoot down the tree,then it would create a bigger conflict with the Germans and there wouldn't be any peace on Christmas day.
Book Club Questions
Literal/interpretive Question: Why did the Germans send some weapons up into the air to lighten the sky?
Definition: A protective wall or defense along the top of a trench or some other place of concealment for troops. Technical Term: Yes
The German soldiers wanted to have a truce on Christmas and New Years Day with the British and French, but Some of the lieutenants or soldiers on the other side were tired and didn't want to shoot, so they both agreed to have a truce on Christmas day and New Years Day.
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Universal Question: Why didn´t The Germans made a truce with the British and French that would last forever rather than a short period of time?