Paperback. Pub Date: 1995 Pages: 96 Publisher: Penguin Examining the life of Ordinary soldiers during World War I. This book recalls the heroism of the Young Soldiers and the spirit of Sympathy that grew up between the two Armies as they suffered on the front line. This is a story about friends who joined the army in the midst of World War I. This is a story about friends who joined the army in the midst of World War I. Their excitement and enthusiasm begins to dampen as they are faced by two enemies. the German soldiers and the appalling conditions in which they fought. Then one Christmas Day. one by one. soldiers cautiously emerged from their trenches. At first they exchanged gifts but then a football was produced and the two sides came together to play an historical game of football on No Man's Land. Michael Foreman recalls the heroism of the young soldiers. and the spiri...
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Then from somewhere, a football bounced across the frozen mud ... Freddie made a spectacular dive, caught the ball in both hands and threw it to a group of Germans.’ A moving and compelling story that takes four friends from the fields of Suffolk to France in the midst of the First World War Faced by the Germans and the appalling conditions in which they fight, their excitement and enthusiasm begins to fail. Then, one Christmas Day, an extraordinary thing happens. One by one, soldiers from both sides cautiously emerge from their trenches and put aside for a few hours the war that has made them enemies to play the historic game of football in No Man's LandReview:
"'An unforgettable experience.' --The Guardian
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140371397