Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day … ‘Emily’ the novel, is a book that honours Love, Peace, and the appreciation of those who have fought for these very important aspects of our lives, we remember them on Remembrance Day … Here is some information from the Australian War Memorial website … about Remembrance Day tradition.
“Why is this day special to Australians?

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.” LEST WE FORGET

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References: https://www.awm.gov.au/

Margaret Ann Loveday

‘Emily’ the book is available from .www.amazon.com/dp/0992477409 and other online stores Australian customers – Angus and Robertson/Bookworld

 

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