October 5th, 2004

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Did anyone else see The Christmas Truce on BBC Four last night?

What a cracking programme! I knew about the truce from things like Paul McCartney's 'Pipes Of Peace', and the Blackadder Goes Forth episode 'Goodbyeeee', but I didn't know the factual details.

In a weird way, I really wish I'd been there... the atmosphere must have been really amazing! As Edmund Blackadder said himself, 'Both sides advanced more during one Christmas piss-up than they managed in the next two-and-a-half years of war.'

Neither side wanted to be at war but, as one soldier said, "... it was what we were ordered to do."

Phenomenal programme.
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