November 11, 2004 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Armistice Day: WW1 Document Archive. Verdun memorial. The Western Front today. A World War One Literature Blog. Trenches on the Web, unsurprisingly slammed today, it seems.

Consider visiting a nearby military cemetary today. I've found it to be a worthwhile use of my time in the past.
posted by mwhybark (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Armistice :: A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.

A.k.a. the first step towards peace is to stop fighting.
posted by wah at 9:53 AM on November 11, 2004

Saint Martin!
posted by knutmo at 10:35 AM on November 11, 2004

Dulce et Decorum Est, the best known poem of WWI, by Wilfred Owen.
posted by xowie at 11:41 AM on November 11, 2004

World War One was our original sin. The beginning of our current age of disorder. Western civilization had it made in 1910. It was the golden age. Then, a few proud and violent men decided it would be fun to have a war... For the next 96 years, at least, we have been working out the sh*t they stirred up.
posted by Faze at 12:58 PM on November 11, 2004

posted by DrJohnEvans at 1:16 PM on November 11, 2004

I hadn't heard of Dulce et Decorum Est before. Thanks for the link, xowie.

I was always told In Flanders Fields was the most famous WWI poem, but maybe that's more of a Canadian thing.
posted by Monk at 12:46 PM on November 12, 2004

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