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Yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. On November 11, 1918, World War I came to an end. Both sides declared a ceasefire. Armistice means “ceasefire.” (Months later, a peace treaty was drawn up.) From then on, the U.S. celebrated a national holiday on November 11th. At first, it was [...]
In 1963, it began as a musical in London. In 1969, Sir Richard Attenborough turned it into a film. Starring Maggie Smith and Lawrence Olivier. It features World War I songs: “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary “Pack up Your Troubles” “Keep the Home Fires Burning.” When World War I begins, the songs are happy. [...]