The Daily Herald welcomed the idea of the silence but placed a very different meaning on it from that of the Daily Express:
You are asked to be silent for two minutes to-day, to be silent and pause in your labours, to remember this day and this hour last year...
What will you remember and what will you forget? You will remember, mothers, the gay sons you have lost; wives, you will think of the husbands who went out in the mist of the winter morning - the mist that sent cold chills round the heart - never to come back. And brothers will think of brothers and friends of friends, all lying dead today under an alien soil.
But what will you forget? The crime that called these men to battle... The war that was to end war and in reality did not?...
Make the most of this day of official remembrance. By the sacred memory of those lost to you, swear to yourself this day at 11 o'clock that never again, God helping you, shall the peace and happiness of the world fall into the murderous hands of a few cynical old men.
Daily Herald, 5 November 1919
A year after the armistice Allies were fighting Soviet Russia, a brutal guerrilla campaign was being fought in Ireland and the British air force was bombing Kurdish tribesmen in Iraq a state of affairs that to the Herald writer did not look much like peace.
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