Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Last Post: Remembering the First World War

Today is Veterans Day in the United States. In other parts of the world, November 11 is known as Armistice or Remembrance Day.

This year several countries are issuing stamps to mark the 90th Anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

The Cambridge Network website reports a new exhibition opened in London last week to celebrate the critical role the Post Office played during the First World War (1914-1918).

According to the site, "Last Post: Remembering the First World War highlights a fascinating, previously untold story of the challenges faced by the Post Office in quickly expanding its operation to meet the demands of the war, at a time when around 25% of its workforce signed up to fight for their country."

The exhibition, part of which is shown above, is on display at the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms in London. It is being jointly staged along with The British Postal Museum and Archive. The event will run to the end of February 2009, before going on a three-year national tour to 15 museums across the UK.

To learn more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM