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

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

by Guy Cuthbertson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300233384
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Guy Cuthbertson is Head of the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University. He lives in Liverpool, UK.

Table of Contents

1 Great Rejoicings 1

2 The Last Hours 20

3 The Hour of Victory 50

4 Carnival Afternoon 101

5 Armistice Night 157

6 After the Party 225

Endnotes 247

Further Reading 274

Acknowledgements 276

Image Credits 281

Index 284

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