Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, November 11, 2016

Armistice Day 1918: A Photo Album

Negotiations at Compiègne Last Until the Early Morning

An Armistice Is Agreed Upon

Announcement at 10 Downing Street

 News Spreads in Paris

British Troops Hear About the Armistice

 Excitement Builds in Paris

 American Soldiers Get the News

 Word Spreads – Winchester, England

 London Explodes

America Wakes Up to the News – Philadelphia

 At the White House

Germans Respond Quite Differently: Abandoning Spa, Belgium


  1. Attended Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in North Palm Beach Florida this morning at 9am. World War I was definitely not neglected. Living veterans from the 1950s thru today were honored as well.

  2. Wonderful photos. I would be interesting in using some for future blog posts - do you know to whom I might apply for permission or if it is needed?

  3. I attended a moving event which was serious and respectful for all past and present who have defended the West and given Australia the extraordinary life that we enjoy today in Canberra, the federal capital of Australia in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) It was extremely hot! I find it puzzling and upsetting that so many want to give it away.
    It was 98 years since Armistice and 75 years anniversary since the Australian War Memorial was officially opened. We in Australia have much to thank Charles Bean for his vision.