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November 11, 2011

the war to end all wars

the war to end all wars

photo LACO archives

November 11, 2011 is largely remembered in the United States as Veteran’s Day, but elsewhere in the world it is known as Armistice Day. For some, this day marks the conclusion of the “War to End All Wars,” World War I, and the armistice that was signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month that brought the horrible conflict to its end. It symbolizes a time of tremulous hope and enormous despair and marks a turning point in modern history with repercussions still felt today. What followed the war and the ensuing Treaty of Versailles was a time of tremendous artistic creation with the likes of Stravinsky, Hemingway, Picasso and Ives. Those who experienced the Great War entered with bravado and left empty, searching for meaning in the void.

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