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Armistice Day : the New Zealand story : what it is and why it matters / Philippa Werry.

By: Werry, Philippa, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : New Holland, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 64 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869664411; 1869664418.Subject(s): Armistice Day -- Juvenile literature | Armistice Day -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 940.439
Contents:
The end of the war -- The return home -- The aftermath of war -- Peace and peace makers -- Armistice Day today.
Summary: At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, people in New Zealand and around the world remember the day when fighting stopped in Europe at the end of the First World War. This is what Armistice Day commemorates. How the war ended and what happened next is the subject of Philippa Werry's new book. Armistice Day shows that the effects of war don't end when the war ends. It focuses on peace memorials and peace makers and suggests different ways in which we can celebrate peace. In this book, you will discover--the meaning of armistice; how the First World War ended; the terrible impact of the influenza epidemic; what happened when the troops returned home; when Armistice Day became Remembrance Day. Drawing on illustrations, photographs, interviews and first-hand accounts, this is a gripping, moving descriptions of the aftermath of war in Europe, giving readers a clear understanding of the establishment of the United Nations and New Zealand's role in international peacekeeping.
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At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day. Kiwi soldiers returned home to a terrible influenza epidemic, as the population grieved for the loss of life. Memorials were erected and families sought to return to the battlefields overseas to visit graves of their loved ones. Well researched and drawing on illustration, photographs and text from various sources, this is a gripping, moving description of the aftermath of war in Europe, giving children a clear understanding of the establishment of the United Nations and New Zealand¿s role in international peacekeeping.

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The end of the war -- The return home -- The aftermath of war -- Peace and peace makers -- Armistice Day today.

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, people in New Zealand and around the world remember the day when fighting stopped in Europe at the end of the First World War. This is what Armistice Day commemorates. How the war ended and what happened next is the subject of Philippa Werry's new book. Armistice Day shows that the effects of war don't end when the war ends. It focuses on peace memorials and peace makers and suggests different ways in which we can celebrate peace. In this book, you will discover--the meaning of armistice; how the First World War ended; the terrible impact of the influenza epidemic; what happened when the troops returned home; when Armistice Day became Remembrance Day. Drawing on illustrations, photographs, interviews and first-hand accounts, this is a gripping, moving descriptions of the aftermath of war in Europe, giving readers a clear understanding of the establishment of the United Nations and New Zealand's role in international peacekeeping.

Primary, intermediate, junior secondary National Library of New Zealand.