Vince's Reviews > The Greatest Day in History: How, on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, the First World War Finally Came to an End

The Greatest Day in History by Nicholas Best
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Mar 31, 2009

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The author weaves the recollections of dozens of participants in the events leading up to the ending of World War 1. Everything from the last moments of each nations final casualty. Sadly close to 11,000 casulaties on the day alone even though most soldiers on both sides knew that at 11 am the fighting would stop. Everyone from Monet, inspired to paint the water lillies to Irving berlin is covered. The technique has been used before but Best really does an excellent job out of weaving together these unconnected realities to give the reader some idea of what the day was like.

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