Tag Archives: WWI

Gallipoli: The Centenary

Today was the centenary of the landing of Gallipoli, which was part of World War One.

It was a battle that turned out to be a disaster: Continue reading Gallipoli: The Centenary

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Remembrance Day

Today, it is Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day. This is the day when everyone gives a Two Minute Silence at 11am, in thanks and remembrance, to all those who gave their lives in World War I, that stopped at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Also this year was the centenary of the start of WWI, when the war broke out, a hundred years ago, in 1914. I find it kind of strange that we are marking the centenary of the start, rather than the end (that is in four years – 2018!). That is probably why Remembrance Sunday was more poignant three days ago. I watched it. I had my Two Minutes Silence at 11am, and I shed a tear and two. Continue reading Remembrance Day