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Peace through victory

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11.11.2019

(Editor’s note: We hope readers will reflect upon this editorial from The Evening Telegram of Nov. 12, 1918, the day after the armistice was signed ending the First World War.)

Never since the sun first rose over a created world, has there been a more glorious dawn than that of this morning, when after a period of over four years of magnified and unprecedented carnage, the first rays of the orb of day shone on a universe at peace.

Stilled are the noises and tumults; captains and kings have departed; millions of men rest on their arms, and to Victor and Vanquished alike comes the feeling of relief and thankfulness, because the strain is eased and the burden of battle lifted from their shoulders.

We almost fail to estimate the new blessing with which we have been endowed, nevertheless our appreciation of the dawning of a new day over a blood-stained and battle-weary world is........

© The Guardian