The Christmas Truce

Enemy soldiers during the Christmas truce of 1914

The Christmas truce of 1914

This 7-minute radio documentary commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Christmas truce along the Western Front during WWI.

It was voiced by Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith, written by Rob Harley and Josh Couch, and produced by industry legend, Phil Yule.

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This programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve and again Christmas Day during our all-day Christmas programme on Newstalk ZB in 2015. The following year the script was re-voiced by Mike McRoberts to air on RadioLIVE.

The Christmas Truce won Best Documentary at the 2016 NZ Radio Awards, and became a key factor in Newstalk ZB commissioning CBA to produce the multi-award winning radio documentary The ANZAC Centenary Tribute with Leighton Smith the following year.

To read about other radio awards we’ve won recently click here.

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