The eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the moment of armistice.
artman: Were they rebuilding the roads? Are those bricks?
crosstherubicon: I don’t think we really have insight into the horror of ww1. Whole villages and towns lost all of their young men. It’s always struck me how much of the historical treatment of appeasement prior to ww2 implies it was based on fear of hitler whereas some have talked of their horror at repeating the consequences of ww1