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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…


January 2019

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A belated Happy New Year to you all Looking at Newspapers for December 1918/January 1919 there were many familiar stories to be found. Families were still being informed of the deaths of their loved ones. In some cases, where the deaths had occurred in a hospital in the UK details of their funeral service were published.  Influenza continued to cl…


When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday by J P Lethbridge

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This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The Archive is open to members of The Western Front Association.  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…