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12 Nov 2018

Armistice Commemorations

Across much of Europe, Church congregations marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War, this weekend.

On Friday the British Prime Minister, Teresa May, paid tribute to fallen soldiers in France and Belgium. She visited the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons with the Belgian prime minister where she laid wreaths at the graves of the first and last UK soldiers killed in the war. Later in the day Mrs May and the French president Macron attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the the Thiepval Memorial.

A wreath combining the poppy and le bleuet (or cornflower), the two national emblems of remembrance for Britain and France, was made for the occasion.

Our featured photographs show, Praying under the Menin Gate, Ypres at 11.00 on the 11th day of the 11th month and the Poppy Cascade outside St George's in Ypres.

Gallery of other remembrance services.