Sunday, November 11, 2018

Armistice 100: End of World War One

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent on November 11, 1918. The Imperial War Museum released a recording of the moment the World War 1 ended.

The First World War was claimed to be the "war to end all wars" but should have been called "the war to debase human life." 17.5 million were killed and 23 million wounded in World War One. The war to end all wars gave birth to the first communist dictatorship and in its aftermath to Nazism. Over the next 27 years new lows would be reached in the gulags, death camps, death marches, and nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and an even more disastrous Second World War.

It is important to remember and never forget those who fought and died in order not to repeat this tragic history.

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