Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day



8pm

Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 is a vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary this year.

11th November 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. Join him as he talks about the event, and the writing of the book.

Guy Cuthbertson is associate professor of English literature at Liverpool Hope University, and the British Academy’s Chatterton Lecturer on Poetry in 2018. He has edited two volumes of Edward Thomas’s prose. He lives in Liverpool.

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