The Last Day of World War One
The First World War ended on November 11, 1918 and took the lives of 9 million soldiers. Travelling to battlefields in France and Belgium, Michael Palin visits the places where troops were fighting as the war came to an end. Recounting the events leading up to that last morning, Palin tells the personal stories of the last soldiers to die as the minutes and seconds ticked away to the 11 o'clock ceasefire.
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