Did you know that many soldiers died on November 11th, 1918 as news of the war having ended traveled faster to the cities then to the front lines? One American General, John Pershing, believed that the terms of the Armistice were too soft on the Germans. He allowed those commanders who wanted to attack German positions (after the Armistice had already been signed) to do so and the Americans suffered heavy casualties.
In a cemetery just outside of Mons, Belgium in the village of Nouvelle, there are nine graves of British soldiers. Five are from August 1914 while four are dated November 11th 1918.
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I am grateful for all those who have helped and are helping keep our country safe.