The Greatest Day in History (Paperback)
How the Great War Really Ended
Thistle Publishing, 9781910198711, 470pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
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Daily Mail 'Scintillating... a miscellany of tragedy mixed with delight'
Literary Review The Greatest Day in History charts the events leading up to Armistice Day 1918, the day the First World War finally came to an end. Everyone remembered where they were on 11 November 1918, from Marlene Dietrich in Berlin and Gandhi on his sick bed to Charles de Gaulle in a German prison camp. Eamon de Valera was in Lincoln Gaol. The Kaiser was in Holland, fending off an assault by the British ambassador's wife. Private Erich Maria Remarque was strutting about in an officer's uniform. General Ludendorff was fleeing Berlin in dark glasses and a false beard. As for Harry Truman, he was firing off the last of his ammunition before joining the celebrations on the front line...