On this Day in History is a new meme started by myself as an opportunity to share books connected to a specific event in time. To participate, choose a book you may or may not have read and show it off! Don’t forget to link back to this blog and feel free to add your links in the comments.
“Armistice Day falls each year on 11 November to mark the day in 1918 when the fighting in World War One was stopped.
The Allies and Germany signed an armistice in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne in France at 05:00. Six hours later, at 11:00, the conflict ceased.
King George V announced that a two-minute silence would be observed in 1919, four days before the first anniversary of Armistice Day. The silence continues to be observed every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” http://www.bbc.co.uk
The books I’ve chosen are All Quiet on the Western Front byand My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young and The Silver Locket by Margaret James. I’ve read these books and recommend them if you want to explore the First World War through literature.