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
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
IMAGE: B2768.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yvbd6kd3 LINKS: 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.