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  • Remembrance Day

    Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:25

    9780007280674.jpg Today is, of course, Remembrance Day:
    Remembrance Day -- also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day -- is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war (more...)
    Appropriately, the latest review here on The Book Depository is of Thomas Cairns Livingstone's astonishing
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