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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…


7 November : ‘Refugee relief during the First World War: Belgian refugees in Birmingham’ with Jolien De Vuyst (Ghent University)

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During the First World War, 1.5 million Belgians or one fifth of the total population fled the country. 250.000 were welcomed in England, which still accounts for the largest refugee movement in British history. In her PhD, Jolien researched the local refugee relief in Birmingham. In this city, the War Refugees Committee Birmingham and District (WR…