After the Armistice

November 23, 1918

Excerpts from the diary of Green Howards soldier, Stanley Harrison, spanning Armistice day 1918 to the first peacetime Christmas for four years.

Friday Nov. 23rd. Daybreak at 9 o’clock. Dark at 4 o’clock. No lights on ship at night – mystery. Breach of armistice terms. Stuck it well till 4 o’clock & then “fed fishes”. Feeling rotten. Terribly rough sea. Ship’s propellers out of water at times. Cold.

Find out more about our diarist, Stanley…