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‘Armistice Day’ 2015 Videos — My Wrap-Up.

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by Anura Guruge


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Absolutely brilliant and moving video with music by ‘Tubella Bells’, Mike Oldfield. The song is “Flowers of the Forest”. Click to access and watch YouTube video.


STIRRING. Our BRITISH troops from AROUND the World. Please watch. Click to access YouTube video.


2015 2 minute silence in London for Armistice Day. Really nice. Click to access YouTube video.


From U.K. ‘SkyNews’. Click to access.

For THOSE that do NOT understand
the UNDERLYING significance of
why 11/11, every year, is SPECIAL.

World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time
on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.


Click to access Wikipedia entry.

British Commonwealth Troops & Uniforms From World War I — Including The Indians & Gurkhas.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ British WW I recruitment efforts …
>>July 10, 2013.

2/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
3/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

I am a bit offended by this. Where are the Indians? 

What about the Gurkhas? 200,000 served, bravely, in WW I and nobody, but nobody will question the commitment of these soldiers.

In the recruitment call they don’t mention South Africa. But in this ‘uniform’ poster (sent to me by Nancy), the white South Africans are included. But, this was very much the case at the time.