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Old October 1st, 2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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Joyeux Nol 1914


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I do love that movie.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 09:11 PM   #3

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That was a good movie.

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I thought it would have been better however had it not ended with the German character deserting and surrendering. The tragedy of the Christmas truce was that those men had to go back to the killing and many of them would die in the trenches over the course of the next few years. The film would have had a better ending, in my opinion, if the character was on that train headed East to fight to the Russians.
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Hi there.
I saw the movie a couple of years ago.
Was it the son of the kaiser that appears as a character?? I can't recall preciselly who it, or his name. After that, I spent hours googling about the real presence of that guy in the front line, in the trenches. But found nothing.
Also... the german commander sais "I am jewish. To me, christmas means nothing". Could it be true?? A jewish commander of the german army??
Besides such skepticism.... I enjoyed the movie a lot. And later, it took me to watch some documentaries about it. I saw a scene with an english woman meeting a german man whose respectives grandfathers had met in the same place.
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Also... the german commander sais "I am jewish. To me, christmas means nothing". Could it be true?? A jewish commander of the german army??
Yes. In fact, if you look at the statistical numbers of the overall German population in WWI... One will notice that German Jews served in the German army at a higher percentage rate than German Christians.

Indy Niedell's "The Great War" on YouTube has at least one episode in which that is mentioned... I think it was in one of the weekly episodes or in one of the episodes in which he answers questions on the war.
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Yes. In fact, if you look at the statistical numbers of the overall German population in WWI... One will notice that German Jews served in the German army at a higher percentage rate than German Christians.

Indy Niedell's "The Great War" on YouTube has at least one episode in which that is mentioned... I think it was in one of the weekly episodes or in one of the episodes in which he answers questions on the war.
As I am a keen chess player...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegbert_Tarrasch

Tarrasch was Jewish, converted to Christianity in 1909,[1] and was a patriotic German who lost a son in World War I, yet he faced antisemitism in the early stages of Nazism.

Also, Der erste Sohn Dr. phil. Friedrich (Fritz) Max Tarrasch (* 11. Mrz 1888) war Leutnant und Inhaber des Eisernen Kreuzes. Er starb am 14. Mai 1915 an der Westfront des Ersten Weltkriegs.

The first son Friedrich was a lieutenant and a receiver of the Iron Cross. He died 14th May on the Western Front of the First World War.
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Hey Rinat or anyone.
If you know...
Could it be possible that Wilhelm, German croun prince, made himself present in the trenches??
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Have the current Historum posts become so uninteresting as to require resurrecting years-old threads? I would suggest that resurrection only be permitted if a newly available source sheds some light on the topic.
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Have the current Historum posts become so uninteresting as to require resurrecting years-old threads?
It's because there's no new history
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Could it be true A Jewish soldier in the WW One army/'' you ask -Please note that Adolf Hitler was awarded his Iron Cross on the recommendation of his Jewish superior pfficer in W.W.One-Ialwayus thought that that's pretty common knowledge.
Anne Frank's father Otto Frank was a Jewish officer who fought for the German Army in W.W. One but that didn't stop he or his family being deported to Auschwitz.in 1944.
RE THE FILM 'JOYEUX NOEL'-l iliked the part when the Scots soldiers sent the arrogant officer through the latrine where he fell..face first into it..
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