All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914


The Western Front. Christmas. 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land Singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. This award-winning docu-musical theatre production recreates an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead.

This remarkable story is told through the words of the great WWI poets, official war documents, diary entries and letters written by more than thirty WWI soldiers. The historic documents are woven together with iconic WWI songs and European Christmas carols to create a profound retelling of this extraordinary moment in history.

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Title: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: No

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): WWI

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WNET

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 11/27/2020

Runtime: 01:26:46

Main Asset File Size: 43 GB

Rights Information:

  • Media Rights: Specific manner/media
  • Specific Manner and Media specified: Public Television,Free VOD & PBS Passport: any website,Free VOD & PBS Passport: public TV website only
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): North America (including US, Canada, their territories and possessions)
  • Expires: 11/26/2026
  • Releases: 8
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: Additional Rights Information: Public Television (primary and multicast channels; including off-air school recording rights for 1 year following each public television broadcast) and VOD. Live linear streaming rights are included. Passport, station websites, and the PBS app are also permissible. On-air pledge rights granted. Classroom rights are also granted for a period of 16 years. Free premiere screenings on a non-commercial platform are permissible prior to November 27, 2020. A PBS PLUS version of this program will be available via the PBS Feed on 12/15/2020 at 08:00-09:30/HD03.

Language: English


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