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UK government, supported by Germany, invites nations to mark 100th anniversary of Armistice with bell ringing

Bell located in the Church of the Cross in Dresden

Bell located in the Church of the Cross in Dresden, © dpa

13.07.2018 - Press release

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the UK government, supported by Germany, invites nations to participate in international bell ringing to replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of the war in 1918.

The UK government is seeking to replicate the spontaneous outpouring of relief that took place in 1918 as when news of the Armistice spread, church bells, which had fallen silent across the UK during the First World War, rang out in celebration.

The UK government is organizing ‘A Nation’s Thank you - The People’s Procession’ on Sunday 11 November 2018 in which 10,000 people will march past the Cenotaph at the same time as the bell ringing. A ballot has been  launched for descendants, family members and the public to apply to take part in the march.

Read the full press release from the UK government here:

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