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Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I

World War I
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Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.04

     challenging words:    tannenbaums, contradiction, stalemate, invasion, mortal, amid, warfare, unofficial, informal, supposedly, memorial, thus, direct, official, actual, correspondent
     content words:    Christmas Truce, World War, Great War, United Kingdom, Russian Empire, New Zealand, United States, Central Powers, West Africa, German Forces

Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
By Joyce Furstenau

1     Caption: British and German soldiers meet in No Man's Land during the unofficial Christmas Truce.
2     World War I, also called The Great War, was one of the deadliest wars in history. The Allies included the United Kingdom, France, the Russian Empire, New Zealand, Belgium, Serbia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Romania, and the United States. The Central Powers included the countries of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
3     The fighting began in earnest in August of 1914. It started with the invasion of a German colony called Togoland in West Africa by French and British troops. For most of World War I, Allied and German Forces were at a stalemate in trench warfare all along the Western Front with the exception of Christmas in 1914.

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