The so called “war to end wars” was fought between 1914 and 1918 with the armistice declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day on the eleventh month. As you know this event is remembered each year with a minute’s silence on the 11th November and wreath laying on the nearest Sunday nationally at the Cenotaph and locally in most towns in the country.
It is estimated that there were between 15 and 19 million deaths and the total number of military and civilian casualties was about 40 million. You have some idea of the scale of this deadly conflict when you realise that in this country every town, and indeed village has a war memorial. That loss effected a whole generation of young people and of course later events led on to a Second World War.
To mark this event, Theatretrain centres around the country created a special piece of drama showing moments that changed people’s lives during the war.
Here are a few pieces