On the 11th day of the 11th month, some people signed a piece of paper that was going to signal the end of the war that ‘would end all wars’. There was a belief, as I understand it, that the horrors of twentieth century were so great, that noone would be tempted to start another. Since then? Even more horrific wars, and hardly any time at all when someone somewhere was not at war. We cannot commemorate armistice day with any integrity until warfare is seen to be uncivilized and barbaric: something they did in the old days but we don’t do know.