Armistice Day

Armistice Day

The New Zealand Story : What It Is and Why It Matters

Book - 2016
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At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, people in New Zealand and around the world remember the day when fighting stopped in Europe at the end of the First World War. This is what Armistice Day commemorates. How the war ended and what happened next is the subject of Philippa Werry's new 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.
Publisher: London :, New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: J 940.439 WER
Characteristics: 64 pages :,illustrations (some colour), colour map, portraits (some colour), facsimiles ;,27 cm.
Notes: "At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"--Title page.
Includes bibliographical references and index.


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The effects of war don't end when the war ends. This book explores what happened after the First World War.

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