23-12-05

Joyeux Noel

Let's move back to this period anno 1914. In Europe WWI was raging and soldiers from all over the world were stuck in trenches. During the Christmas period however, on various places along the front , hostilities were stopped by local commanders and the troops of all parties involved , fraternalised.
 
They celebrated Christmas,  burried their dead comrades, ate together and even played football...
 
Of course this was not tolerated by the HQ's and the troops and their officers were punished because of this 'insubordination'...
 
Christian Carion directed this sensitive movie with oa Diane Kruger, Dany Boon...
 
Pay attention to the beautifull music sung by Natalie Dessay and the youthchoir 'Scala' (from Aarschot).
 
www.merrychristmas-themovie.com
 
I watched this movie in France around november 11, while visiting  Le Chemin Des Dames, a hillspot where some ferocious fighting between french and germand troops took place during WWI.
 
Have a merry X-mas to you all out there...
 
Lexman
 
 

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