Announcing the war was over

Announcing the war was over
Minutes of War Cabinet meeting noting the signing of the armistice (catalogue reference: CAB23-14) View in the image library

The Cabinet discussed how the momentous news – that the war was over – should be communicated to the public.

Methods selected included an announcement through the Press Bureau, ringing of Church bells throughout the country, and the firing of maroons – a type of rocket which made a loud banging noise and a bright flash.

Image: Minutes of War Cabinet meeting noting the signing of the armistice (catalogue reference: CAB23-14). View in the image library