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Peace at Last is a vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary in 2018.
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.
Running time 8 hrs 26 min