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Armistice Day

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.

The Armistice, an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918.

“Armistice” is Latin for “to stand (still) arms”.

The Versailles Treaty, signed on June 28 1919, was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended WW1.

To this day we mark Armistice Day around the United Kingdom with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

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