In this companion to the award-winning, My Gallipoli, many voices will recall the day the Great War ended and the monthsthat followed before peace rang out around the world.
On 11 November 1918, after four years of fighting, the Allied powers signed an agreement with Germany to end the Great War and to begin peace negotiations. The armistice, as it was known, took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. But it would take more than seven months before peace would finally be declared at Versailles on 28 June 1919. The Great War was over. But the world as it had been known was changed forever.
In this book, many voices recall the day the war ended,and the months that followed before peace rang out around the world. Armistice will bring these stories to life and is published to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the fighting stopped.
David Kennett was born and raised in Adelaide, and graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Illustration from the Underdale College of Advanced education in 1985. He has worked as an art director with a publishing house, and as a teacher of drawing and illustration at TAFE SA and the University of South Australia. He is now a full-time book illustrator and author with a particular interest in wildlife, natural history and the ancient world. His books include six titles in the award-winning natural history series Solo Wildlife, with Olympia: Warrior Athletes of Ancient Greece winning the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2001 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. His most recent book Forward March written by Christobel Mattingley was published in 2016. In 2003 David was awarded the Centenary of Federation medal for services to Australia through literature.
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