At last, the guns fell silent at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918. The Great War had ended after four years of fighting - millions had died, many more had been wounded. Newspapers proclaimed 'The War Is Over'. Soon the celebration postcards and souvenir mugs went on sale, along with 'Victory' streamers of paper flags, electrical illuminations, gramophone records, commemorative tea tins and 'Peace Day Souvenir' tin plates ready to hang on the wall. Now, with the war finally over by Christmas, families could rejoice with 'Peace' crackers.
In June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles outlined the conditions for peace. On 11th November 1920, the Cenotaph (designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) was unveiled to the memory of 'Our Glorious Dead'. On the same day, at Westminster Abbey, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior was consecrated. The annual Poppy Appeal began in 1921.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
- High quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
- Jigsaw puzzle measures 49x68cm when complete.
- Made from thick, durable board that is 100% recycled.
- Designed and manufactured in the UK
Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of everyday products around us and built up the collection that now extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design.
His collection can now be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.
It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.