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Short Synopsis
Peace at Last is a vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary in 2018.

Full Synopsis
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 David Lloyd George, experienced a strange, singular day of great joy, relief, and optimism.

"A novel and wide-ranging examination of the conclusion of the war once solemnly declared to be the one to end all wars." -Kirkus

"Peace at Last chronicles a range of voices and experiences that have not been brought together before. It is a fascinating read." -Jane Potter, author of Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print

"Peace at Last offers a fresh, vivid, and deeply researched analysis of the British experience on Armistice Day 1918 . . . a delight to read." -David Stevenson, author of With Our Backs to the Wall

Peace at Last

A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918

Author Guy Cuthbertson

Narrated by Michael Page

Publication date Dec 12, 2018

Running time 8 hrs 26 min

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