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From First Remembrance Day to Remembrance Today

Fiona Reid talks to BBC History Listen to Fiona Reid on BBC History Podcast The armistice which ended the Great War came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918, and ninety years ago Britain came to a standstill to … Continue reading

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The History Boys and the Bayonet

Investigating the Butcher Blade Imagine the scene: students moving into a shared house in Abercynon. A van full of furniture, an empty house awaiting the house-warming party. After much puffing and panting we get the furniture in and get ready … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month: 11 November 1918 In November 1918, delegates from the main combatant powers met in a railway siding at the forest of Compiègne in France. There they drew up the … Continue reading

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