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Armistice Day

10 November 1998 to 10 April 1999

Eighty years after the end of the Great War, this exhibition drew upon the wealth of unusual and unique material among the collections of Cambridge University Library in an attempt to survey changing attitudes to Britain's commemoration of the fallen in both World Wars.

The exhibition gave an impression of events on 11 November 1918: the stories, ceremonials and memories of Armistice Day in Cambridge, on the Western Front, and in other theatres of war and around the world. It outlined the development of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday over eighty years, looking too at the memorials themselves, literary and artistic as well as architectural. Finally, it illustrated the strength and importance of continuing remembrance as we approached the Millennium.