Veterans Day/WWI Armistice [50min]


It’s hard to imagine that World War I involved 35 countries. It lasted five years, from 1914 to 1918. When the fighting stopped, leaders of several countries signed an Armistice on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. This is important to know because Veterans' Day was originally called Armistice Day -- set aside to reflect and remember the sacrifices men and women made during World War I in order. For this edition of his daily international call-in talk show, host Doug Bernard welcomes guests James Cooke, Professor of History, University of Mississippi; and Hew Strachan, Professor of Military History, All Souls College, Oxford. Also, the program goes live to Arlington National Cemetery to include Vice President Dick Cheney's address at the annual Veterans Day ceremony there.
Read entire article at VOA "Talk to America" Friday-11-November-2005

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