August 15, 2022


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Armistice Day: Two minutes’ silence marks remembrance

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Armistice Day falls each year on 11 November to mark the day in 1918 when the fighting in World War One was stopped.
The Allies and 🇩🇪Germany signed an armistice in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne in France at 05:00. Six hours later, at 11:00, the conflict ceased.
King George V announced that a two-minute silence would be observed in 1919, four days before the first anniversary of Armistice Day. The silence continues to be observed every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
🇬🇧In London, the prime minister and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge will be among those at the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance, which will include performances from Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Melanie C, Alfie Boe and the Band of HM Royal Marines.
🇦🇺Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull joined his 🇳🇿New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, in Vietnam – where the Apec summit is taking place – to attend a service of remembrance.
Armistice Day is a national holiday in 🇫🇷France and 🇧🇪Belgium. French president Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath in front of the statue of Georges Clemenceau – the prime minister of France during World War One.

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