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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939

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Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…


065: September 2002

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070: April 2004

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"Armistice 1918 and After: Some Local Perspectives" - By Stephen Barker

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                                                         Stephen is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with a number of museums, universities, charities and other heritage organisations to design exhibitions and make funding applications on their behalf.  He is currently working with the History Faculty, University of Oxford and the Soldi…


The Armistice at Home and Abroad

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad Armistice Day’s rejoicing spread throughout Britain at remarkable speed as the simple messages on the reverse of this postcard underline: What do you think of this - do you know all of them. Bert calls them Chiltern Terrace Washer Women. The date is on when they were taken. Some excitement. The date is almost c…


When did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday ?

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When did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday ? by J P Lethbridge (This article first appeared in Stand To! No. 70 April 2004)   Readers may sometimes wonder exactly when and why Armistice Day ceased to be marked on 11 November each year, and came to be held on the nearest Sunday instead. In Birmingham, at least, the change seems to have bee…


Armistice 1918 and After – Local perspectives by Stephen Barker

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This fully illustrated talk looks at the impact of the First World War Armistice and the legacy of the war in local communities. It looks at how the Armistice was celebrated, what happened when soldier returned home and how families managed in the immediate aftermath. Emphasis is placed on individual soldiers’ and families’ stories, oral testimony …


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

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By Guy Cuthbertson Yale University Press, £18.99, 293pp, hb, ills, notes, further reading. ISBN: 978–030–023–338–4 ‘It wasn’t a peace treaty, but it was peace’, the author says – and that was how the news of the Armistice was received by relieved citizens and soldiers alike. The author’s account covers events on 11 November, 1918, from midnigh…


110: October 2017 Special Edition

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