Dr Neil Radford: “The Armistice – Celebrations and the Aftermath
February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
After more than four terrible years of war an Armistice – a truce pending an official treaty – was finally signed on Monday 11 November 1918 and the guns fell silent.
Official notification of the armistice was received in Australia that evening and despite the late hour Sydney went wild. Enormous crowds converged on the city and those who could not board the packed trains and trams celebrated through the night in their local neighbourhood.
The formal peace treaty would not be signed for some months, but “the war to end all wars” was over.
The consequences would last for decades and, in some ways, are still with us.
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