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Merry Christmas

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

On Christmas Eve 1914, while one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history continued, many battalions of the Western Front called an unauthorized truce. Soldiers met peacefully in No Man's Land to share food, play football and sing carols. This film dramatises French, British and German soldiers celebrating, with some superiors turning a blind eye and others infuriated. Show less

Contributors

Anna Sorensen:
Diane Kruger
Nikolaus Sprink:
Benno Furmann
Lt. Audebert:
Guillaume Canet
Palmer:
Gary Lewis
Horstmayer:
Daniel Bruhl

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