Remembrance Day in Britain: Tribute to the dead of the First World War

The bells of Big Ben came out of their silence. After five years of renovation, they rang eleven times at 11 o’clock this Sunday, the commemoration of the First World War Armistice.

The new King Charles III led the traditional ceremony in front of the Cenotaph, this memorial dedicated to the dead in central London.

As is customary, wreaths of poppies, a symbol of remembrance, have been placed in front of the monument.

In addition to political leaders, centenary veterans of the Second World War attended this ceremony, as well as British soldiers who served in recent conflicts, particularly in Afghanistan.

According to estimates, the First World War did almost a million died in the British Empire.


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