Armistice: An Eyewitness Account

The inside cover of Gordon Agnew’s diary

Here is about as moving an eyewitness account from the front on November 11th, 1918 as you’re likely to come across.  It’s from the diary of Gordon Agnew, a Gunner with the 25th Battery, 2nd Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force.  After the jump is a beautifully rendered account of that day which very few people before now have had the opportunity to read.  The entry for November 11th begins at the bottom of the first page.

(Courtesy of Paul Thompson)

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  1. David Agnew Small

    I have all of Gordon’s original documents, maps and boot diaries. If you are at all interested.

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