Extract from WW1 letter dated 11 November 1918
From Charrington in London to Ethel Linn in USA
Dear Mrs Linn, Only time to say thank God the fighting is over … Guns went off at 11 o’clock, everyone cheered, traffic stopped & it looks like 10 Lord Mayor Shows … I saw several American Navy Boys opposite Cannon St Station dancing with girls who had made their hats out of union Jack flags… At the Mansion House you see dense crowds & thousands of small hand flags….”