"Peace at Last" by Guy Cuthbertson

Peace at Last A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 Guy Cuthbertson

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
13 Oct 2020
ISBN:
9780300254877
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
304 pages: 216 x 140mm
Illustrations:
24 b-w illus.

A vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary this year

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

Guy Cuthbertson is Head of the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University. He lives in Liverpool, UK.