Wednesday, 11 November 2009
History: Armistice Day
11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I ended in Western-Europe. This war is so often forgotten I feel in the midst of the commemorations of World War II. Still in many ways World War I was just as bloody and even more were the soldiers brave. This was the last war without advanced warfare like airplanes. It was slaughter in a much bigger way than World War one as the soilders ran over the edge of the foxholes towards a certain death.
If you want to see another splendid moment in WW1 you can watch the movie "Joyeux Noël" about Christmas Eve during the WW1 where the soldiers from Germany, France and Scotland decided to stop fighting for one night and spend the evening together. It's a true story and says something about being human no matter what happens. The movie in all, compared to a lot of other war movies, feels incredible real, much due to the fact that the Germans actually speak German and the French French.
But on this day it ended. You can read more details here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day
And view more photos of this important day here. http://images.google.no/images?source=ig&hl=no&rlz=1G1GGLQ_NONO286&=&q=Armistice%20Day&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi