Book Discussion on 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour: Armistice Day, 1918

Mr. Persico talked about his book Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent… read more

Mr. Persico talked about his book Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax, published by Random House. The book chronicles the final day of World War I when thousands of soldiers on both sides were killed in last-minute battles. While some soldiers relaxed, smoked cigarettes and played cards with their comrades, other soldiers followed their commanders orders to fight until the 11 a.m. deadline. The author attempts to explain why some of these field commanders led their troops in battle knowing that the impending Armistice would take effect in hours. He talked about the end of the First World War and the continued resonance of Armistice Day. He spoke about the impact of U.S. involvement in the war, particularly President Wilson’s 14 Points and the President’s affect on negotiations for a peace. Following his remarks, Mr. Persico responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour: Armistice Day, 1918

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Nov 13, 2004
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Nov 15, 2010

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