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WWI Armistice

Burning the Kaiser,  Armistice Day, Guilford, 1918

Burning the Kaiser, Armistice Day, Guilford, 1918

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Guilford Historical Society

On ‘Victory-Day’ 1918, the people of Guilford gathered in the town square to celebrate. As part of the celebration, they burned Kaiser Wilhelm II in effigy. The scarecrow-like Kaiser can be seen hoisted in the air at center right.


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