Saturday, 11 November 2017

Armistice Day: UK falls silent to remember war dead

Millions of people in Britain and across the world have marked almost a century since the armistice that ended the First World War.
A two-minute silence was held at 11am to commemorate the declaration of the end of the fighting between Allied Forces and Germany 99 years ago.

Big Ben marked the occasion as it chimed for the first time since repair works began in August.

Later The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge will attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

This year the event marked the centenaries of women's service in the regular Armed Forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the 100th birthday of forces' sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.

Army Cadet Force member Nathan Skinner salutes during a service in Edinburgh

A two-minute silence is observed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

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