Joyeux Noël

Factual error: A very common error in First World War films. British soldiers were not permitted to shave their upper lips until 1916 - in 1914 almost all (unless physically unable to grow them) would have had moustaches.

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Factual error: It is highly unlikely that a Roman Catholic priest would have been permitted to join the army as an ordinary private. He would have been commissioned as a chaplain.

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Factual error: There appear to be no NCOs whatsoever in any of three platoons shown, British, French or German. Only an officer each and privates. No sergeants or corporals.

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Gordon: We were talking about a cease fire, for Christmas Eve. What do you think? The outcome of this war won't be decided tonight. I don't think anyone would criticize us for lying down our riffles on Christmas Eve.


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