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The Christmas TruceMyth, Memory, and the First World War$
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Terri Blom Crocker

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166155

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.001.0001

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“Memories of Christmas 1914 Persist”

“Memories of Christmas 1914 Persist”

Orthodoxy, Revisionism, and the Christmas Truce, 1990–2014

(p.197) 10 “Memories of Christmas 1914 Persist”
The Christmas Truce

Terri Blom Crocker

University Press of Kentucky

The increasing popularity of the story of the truce, which has been featured not only in books, articles, and documentaries, but also on numerous websites during this time, emphasizes its contribution to the prevailing narrative of the war. Although many revisionist histories challenging this view of the war appeared between 1990 and 2014, they have had little influence on the conventional viewpoint, which continues to insist the war was a futile and senseless conflict, a narrative that many believe the truce supports.

Keywords:   Christmas truce, Revisionism, First World War

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