World Battlefronts: Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

In a darkened farmhouse just north of San Vittore on the road to Rome, Germans were clinking glasses and singing the old songs of Christmas Eve. Outside, Lieut. Frank S. Greenlee of Nashville and a patrol of 15 slipped through the lines, crept close enough to identify their quarry. Then they let loose, killing many, taking the rest prisoner.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!