Images of the National Archives, Armistice

This new book contains more than 100 images from the (British) National Archives and is endorsed by The National Archives. The images are accompanied by concise text and captions. – Much Recommended

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NAME: Images of the National Archives, Armistice
FILE: R2768
AUTHOR: Louise Bell
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 132
PRICE: £14,99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: The Great War, WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, 
Armistice, celebration, remembrance, relief, demobilization

ISBN: 1-52672-174-O

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DESCRIPTION:  This new book contains more than 100 images from the 
(British) National Archives and is endorsed by The National Archives.  The i
mages are accompanied by concise text and captions. -  Much Recommended

The end of World War One was as much a relief as a triumph. So many had died and much in society 
had changed. There was also an enormous debt run up to pay for the war.

The author has taken the story from the events leading up to the Armistice and the Armistice itself. The 
many rarely seen images provide a cross section of all of the emotions and attitudes in society as Britain 
prepared once more for peace.

The author has covered the range of elements well. The Armistice was much more than the signing of 
a document to end the fighting. It came after a long period of costly stalemate and a short burst of 
advances on land. It allowed the Germans to go home with their weapons and it set the negotiations that 
were to end in a botched peace that only served to prepared for another German attempt at World
domination. Women who had taken over in the factories from the men who went to fight were turned out 
to make way for returning soldiers, there were parades and ceremonies but physical and mental effects 
of the war continued on as men tried to adapt to civilian life in a society that was changed and changing 
further.

This is an absorbing book with many powerful images.