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The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended - Nicholas Best

PUBLISHED: 14:44 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended - Nicholas Best

The Greatest Day in History: How the Great War Really Ended - Nicholas Best

THERE will probably be much written during the year on the Great War and 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in 1918. This, as was said at the time, was the war to end all war – but the end of the First World War is quite extraordinary. Writer Nicholas Best

THERE will probably be much written during the year on the Great War and 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in 1918.

This, as was said at the time, was the war to end all war - but the end of the First World War is quite extraordinary.

Writer Nicholas Best has looked at those events leading to the armistice from the generals' headquarters to trenches.

He gives a vivid picture of the events leading up to the outbreak of peace and the last real battle involving the British Tommy when Mons was recaptured - the place, ironically, from where the Army retreated in 1914.

It's an interesting examination of those last dark days 90 years ago.

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