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


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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The Armistice at Home and Abroad


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…

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


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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11 November : 25 years since the re-inauguration of the Armistice Day ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph by The Western Front Association


It is 25 years since The Western Front Association successfully campaigned to re-inaugurate the Whitehall Cenotaph ceremony on Armistice Day, and on Monday 11th November at 11am the WFA will again lead the nation in reflection and commemoration. Following the Second World War the focus of Britain's national commemoration shifted to Remembrance S…

"When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday?" by J P Lethbridge


[This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The entire digital archive is open to members of The Western Front Association using their Member Login details]. 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 inst…

VIDEO : Cerys Matthews reading 'And death shall have no dominion' at The WFA's 2019 Armistice ceremony


The Western Front Association holds a ceremony for members, guests and the general public every Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War. At the 2019 ceremony, Cerys Matthews read from Dylan Thomas's poem 'And death shall have no dominion' (Hint: hover over the video and click 'Full Screen' in the bottom right corner)  With between…

Armistice Day Commemoration 2020 Video


For those of you who like me watched the Covid restricted Remembrance Sunday coverage from the BBC probably would agree that it was a sad experience. Sadder still is the numerous Remembrance Day services up and down Britain that have fallen victim to the pandemic and more specifically the lockdown. When it became apparent that last week’s renewed …

Armistice Day 2020 at the Cenotaph


I have had a number of different new experiences since taking the Chair of The Western Front Association during the summer but Wednesday’s will take some beating. In bright sunshine the ten members of The Western Front Association Cenotaph party were very politely drilled by Garrison Sergeant Major ‘Vern’ Stokes in the yard of Horse Guards. The Maj…

Armistice Day: Cenotaph arrangements 11 November 2021


One of the highlights of the year for many members of The Western Front Association is the well attended act of remembrance that takes at the Cenotaph in London every 11th November. The event last year was severely curtailed, with only a 'nominal' presence, however, we hope this year there won't be any restrictions and that the pandemic will be …