I'm posting this for a friend, but you can reply to me or to the list.

Here is an armistice day / veterans day conundrum:  in the Colonel Blimp
> movie, he and another person are talking right at the end of the war; you
> can hear the cannons in the background.  Abruptly, the thunder of the
> cannons stops. They look at each other and realize that the war is over.
> Colonel Blimp observes that it is ten o’clock.  However, we all know that
> the war ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
> month. The people who created it knew it too. I can’t believe this is just
> a mistake.

 Does anyone have an explanation?

                      --With warm regards,

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