Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918

Cuthbertson, Guy (2018) Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. Yale University Press, London and New Haven. ISBN 9780300233384

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Abstract

A vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary this year November 11, 2018, marks the centenary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. While the events of the war and its legacy are much discussed, this is the first book to focus solely on the day itself, examining how the people of Britain, and the wider world, reacted to the news of peace. In this rich portrait of Armistice Day, which ranges from midnight to midnight, Guy Cuthbertson brings together news reports, literature, memoirs, and letters to show how the people on the street, as well as soldiers and prominent figures like D. H. Lawrence and Lloyd George, experienced a strange, singular day of great joy, relief, and optimism.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information and Comments: not open access
Keywords: Armistice, Peace, 1918
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Guy Cuthbertson
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 09:59
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2700

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