1918 Toronto, Bay and King streets Armistice Day
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Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the end of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning — the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire.
They had hoped, it was the war to end all wars ...
In some ways the visual Arts and in particular Graphic design, have long played a pivitol role in the mechanisms of War. Propaganda, has always been used - for good or for bad, to articulate a nation's motivations, to define or defile an enemy, or to incite a nation to Peace or to War. here are a few examples from the First World War.
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for more information about the First World War go to www.firstworldwar.com