How do you portray a moment of peace during the First World
War when it's not always clear what actually happened?
In our Christmas Special, Angus, Chris and Jessica speak to
historian Mark Connelly (University of Kent) about the
Christmas Truce of 1914. Along the way we discuss Paul
McCartney, the difficulty of playing football in No Man's
Land, British soldiers as 9-to-5 workers, and a
Christmas Truce with the coronavirus.
The Great War: Episode 5 - "This Business May Last a Long
Time" (BBC, 1964)
Peace in No Man's Land (BBC, 1981)
Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace (Song,
Malcolm Brown & Shirley Brown - Christmas Truce: The
Western Front December 1914 (Book, 1984)
Joyeux Noël (Film, 2005)
Terri Blom Crocker The Christmas Truce: myth, memory, and
the First World War (University of Kentucky Press,
About the Podcast
A history podcast discussing various cultural genres which reference the First World War, including detective fiction, Star Wars and death metal music, and ask why the First World War has particular popular cultural relevance.