Silent Night

Silent Night
Story of how the Christmas Truce ended the Great War before it became so great. 

It's the feel-good stuff of legends. At Christmas, 1914, during the first winter of World War I, soldiers along several different stretches of the front in Europe established an impromptu truce with their enemies to observe the Christmas holiday. 
What if that truce had held past Christmas Day 1914? What if brave soldiers and officers from both the Allied and Central Powers refused to pick up arms again? This story tries to answer that question. 

I hope you enjoy the story. The most recent update, released in January 2016, picks up thirty years after the events of the initial story, and is written in first-person point of view, showing a British family traveling to Strassburg to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Christmas Miracle of 1914. How has the world without the four plus years of bloody war from 1914-1918 turned out? 

-Zach Anderson, 
January 19th, 2016

1 comment:

  1. Forgive the public post, but I did not see an e-mail where I could write separately. I very much enjoyed your blog, The Weekly Chrononaut. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word], then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Science. Commerce. Art. Literature. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavor.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.