“CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES”: A talk with songwriter, John McCutcheon on the Christmas Truce of 1914 [LDT049]


John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon

Today, on Love in a Dangerous Time, my guest is well-known singer-songwriter, John McCutcheon. In the 1980s John wrote a song that has become a most beloved song of peace for millions of people. It’s called “Christmas In The Trenches,” and tells of Christmas time in the trenches of World War 1, when the soldiers simply stopped fighting and celebrated Christmas together – German, French, English, Scotts. It was, in my opinion, one of the strongest statements of humanity ever accomplished.

Soldiers from several countries during the Christmas Truce of 1914

Soldiers from several countries during the Christmas Truce of 1914 ever accomplished.

 

It’s a short program, and you’ll hear the song twice. So please listen now and let me know your reaction.

Merry Christmas to all of The Lovers,

Russ

 

John McCutcheon’s website: www.folk wmusic.com

Twitter: @mccutcheonfolk

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A powerful children's book based on John's song. Includes a recording.

A powerful children’s book based on John’s song. Includes a recording.

Silent Night A very good history of The Christmas Truce

Silent Night
A very good history of The Christmas Truce

John_McCutcheon_-_Live_at_Wolf_Trap

This album has the live version of “Christmas in the Trenches” with the story

 John McCutcheon - Water from Another Time

Studio recording

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