A German soldier fought at Ypres in December 1914 during World War I. On 25 December, he took part in an attack against the British Army near Saint-Yvon in Belgium, (PROSE: Twice Upon a Time) where he found himself face-to-face with Captain Archibald Hamish Lethbridge-Stewart in a shell hole. The man was wounded, having drawn his pistol on Lethbridge-Stewart in a shell hole, who did likewise with his service revolver. The two originally shot each other dead not long before the troops on either side came to a truce for Christmas Day.

However, the Twelfth Doctor used his TARDIS to send them forward in time to when the Christmas truce occurred. Because of such, both men stood down and joined the truce, Lethbridge-Stewart calling for first aid for the German soldier. (TV: Twice Upon a Time)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Invalid Christmas webcast Merry Christmas! features Whithouse briefly reprising his role as the soldier, who wishes the viewer a merry Christmas in German.
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