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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939

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Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…


065: September 2002

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070: April 2004

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad : 11 November 1918

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The Armistice at Home and Abroad Armistice Day’s rejoicing spread throughout Britain at remarkable speed as the simple messages on the reverse of this postcard underline: What do you think of this - do you know all of them. Bert calls them Chiltern Terrace Washer Women. The date is on when they were taken. Some excitement. The date is almost cer…


110: October 2017

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11 November : 25 years since the re-inauguration of the Armistice Day ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph by The Western Front Association

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It is 25 years since The Western Front Association successfully campaigned to re-inaugurate the Whitehall Cenotaph ceremony on Armistice Day, and on Monday 11th November at 11am the WFA will again lead the nation in reflection and commemoration. Following the Second World War the focus of Britain's national commemoration shifted to Remembrance S…


"When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday?" by J P Lethbridge

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[This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The entire digital archive is open to members of The Western Front Association using their Member Login details]. Readers may sometimes wonder exactly when and why Armistice Day ceased to be marked on 11 November each year, and came to be held on the nearest Sunday inst…


VIDEO : Cerys Matthews reading 'And death shall have no dominion' at The WFA's 2019 Armistice ceremony

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The Western Front Association holds a ceremony for members, guests and the general public every Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War. At the 2019 ceremony, Cerys Matthews read from Dylan Thomas's poem 'And death shall have no dominion' (Hint: hover over the video and click 'Full Screen' in the bottom right corner)  With between…


Armistice Day Commemoration 2020 Video

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For those of you who like me watched the Covid restricted Remembrance Sunday coverage from the BBC probably would agree that it was a sad experience. Sadder still is the numerous Remembrance Day services up and down Britain that have fallen victim to the pandemic and more specifically the lockdown. When it became apparent that last week’s renewed …


Armistice Day 2020 at the Cenotaph

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I have had a number of different new experiences since taking the Chair of The Western Front Association during the summer but Wednesday’s will take some beating. In bright sunshine the ten members of The Western Front Association Cenotaph party were very politely drilled by Garrison Sergeant Major ‘Vern’ Stokes in the yard of Horse Guards. The Maj…


Cheltenham in the Great War - Neela Mann

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Cheltenham in the Great War is the first book to portray the town, its people and the impact of the 'war to end all war' from the declaration of war in 1914 to Armistice Day in 1918. Almost 1,000 Cheltenham women left by train every day for munitions work, hundreds made airplanes in the Winter Gardens, many were nurses and most former suffragettes …


The Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

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Actor Nick Bailey read ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day and to remember one of the first Black British officers of The Great War. Nick said a few words at the Cenotaph about Walter Tull, one of the first Black British Army officers of The Great War who lost his life at the Second Battle of The Somme in 1918. Tull, who was als…


The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

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The Western Front Association has hosted the ceremony at the Cenotaph on the 11th November each year since 1994.

There is a compilation of photographs from this even here on The Western Front Association YouTube Channel.

The wreath laid by the Chair of The Western Front Association on behalf of our members

Dan Jarvis, MP (left), James Heappey MP (second left) as well as Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (centre), Professor Gary Sheffield and Nick Bailey.

School children from Eaton House Prep

The schools here are, Left to right: Eaton House prep Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets Oulder Hill School, Rochdale Worthing High School, Sussex Bishop Rawstorne’s C of E Academy, Croston, Lancs The King’s School, Chester

A group representing the Chinese Labour Corps

Actor Nick Bailey reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A piper of the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A contingent from the RAF provided the guard

RAF Guard

Actor Nick Bailey in front of the Cenotaph 11th November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish with guests from Eaton House Prep School

 

 

 


Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021.

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Video coverage of the Armistice Day Commemoration held at The Cenotaph, Whitehall on 11th November 2021. Guests of honour at this year’s ceremony, some of whom are interviewed here about the occasion, include actor Nick Bailey, Simon Bendry, Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, Mayor of South Yorkshire, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and James He…


NATIONAL EVENT : Armistice Day: Cenotaph Arrangements 11 November 2022

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One of the highlights of the year for many members of The Western Front Association is the well attended act of remembrance that takes at the Cenotaph in London every 11th November. Members will be invited to attend and either watch from the railings or take part in the parade at this year's event on Friday 11 November.  Full details will be re…