From the Library: The Great War

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by Gabrielle Riel on Thursday, 11 November, 2010

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918, the armistice between the Allies of World War I and Germany ceased hostilities on the Western Front of The Great War.  November 11 became a national holiday in several countries including France, Belgium, the British Commonwealth and the United States of America.  We now know The Great War as World War I, and the US changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day after World War II.  The British Commonwealth nations know this holiday as Remembrance Day.

In honor of this day that we still celebrate 92 years after it occurred, our program on Radio Riel’s Main Stream consists of popular music from The Great War Era, military marches, poems of The Great War and audio clips from the war, as well as those of memories of those who served.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.


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