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  • Signpost 1 : Contrast and Contradictions
  • "...Are the French really going to leave us in peace today..."(63).
  • Signpost 2: Quoted Words
  • "I was for not allowing the blighters to enjoy themselfs..." "especially as they had killed one of our men that afternoon. But my captain... would not let me shoot"(62). 
  • Fixed Mindset
  • "One English officer wanted to shoot down the Christmas tree that sparkled on the enemy parapet"(62).
  • What is the difference and why dose it matter?-  Because it could be a steping stone to the end of the war.
  • Word Gap
  • "... This anonymous officer complained..."(62).
  • Why did the aouthor site this person-Because other people could think the enemy is good and, not as bad as they seem, but other people might not think the same thing and have very different opinons.   
  • Summary
  •  This is because the anonymous officer who had made that quote on signpost 2, was avoiding a challenge to make friends with the enemy so they could have a chance for peace.  
  • Questions
  • Why did the armys not shoot the people asking for a truce on both sides?
  • Is not a technical term.
  • Not identified by name or an unknown name.
  • The soldiers on both sides wanted to keep the peace between them, but their commanders said that the truce would end after Christmas, so the soldiers enjoyed the peace while it lasted.
  • Why did some of the soldiers not want peace if it means no war and a break from fighting?
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