Sunday, November 11, 2012

Armistice Day

Lone horseman, Armistice Day in Bellingen, 11/11/'11. Photo by Solveig Larsen, with much thanks.

Armistice Day
, also known in Australia as Remembrance Day

Also known as Remembrance Day (and Poppy Day) , this commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the cease fire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire ...


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