Mil News WWI football truce inspires film


Mi General
MI.Net Member
Feb 29, 2004
The story of the Christmas Day truce between British and German soldiers during World War I is to be turned into a film.
In 1914 the two sides left their trenches to play a game of football in no-man's land and the event has become part of wartime folklore.

Details of the film, to be called Merry Christmas, were announced during the Cannes Film Festival.

The film will be a British, German and French co-production in which the characters speak their own languages.

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Hasnt this already been done? :?:
The Paul Mccartney video for the song Pipes of Peace was based on the story as well
that has a little blurb about the promo video that was shot.

Do you know who will be making the new movie?? It will be nice to see about WW1 filmed with modern technology.. I hope they will make the movie to the standard of Band of Brothers and Saving Pvt Ryan.