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Christmas Eve, 1914
- By: Charles Olivier
- Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
- Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
- Original Recording
In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.
- By anonymous on 12-25-14
Brilliant Retelling of the Famous WWI Xmas Truce
What made the experience of listening to Christmas Eve, 1914 the most enjoyable?
Hearing this version of the famous Christmas truce was an inspiration, taking listeners onto the battlefield with all the horrors of the war and the sounds of the war all around. I became so immersed in the story that I was in tears.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Christmas Eve, 1914?
The young boy's singing was so remarkable that it seemed no wonder the German troops took notice.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
None of the voices were familiar, but all the performances were excellent and I am looking forward to more stories like this one
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