At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day,This is what Armistice Day commemorates. How the war ended and what happened next is the subject of Philippa Werry's book.
Armistice Day shows that the effects of war don't end when the war ends. It focuses on peace memorials and peace makers and suggests different ways in which we can celebrate peace. In this book, you will discover--the meaning of armistice; how the First World War ended; the terrible impact of the influenza epidemic; what happened when the troops returned home; when Armistice Day became Remembrance Day. Drawing on illustrations, photographs, interviews and first-hand accounts, this is a gripping, moving descriptions of the aftermath of war in Europe, giving readers a clear understanding of the establishment of the United Nations and New Zealand's role in international peacekeeping.
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