‘On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.’
After four years of bitter fighting, The Great War was finally over. The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago today.
We should never forget and forever be humbled by the brave folk that gave their lives that we may be free.
I visited that railway carriage a couple of years ago. Of all the places that I have been to this is one that I will never forget. The enormity of the occasion is truly overwhelming.
Fabulous. I can imagine the poignancy. The war cemeteries are just amazing to visit, almost impossible to speak.
It is an odd place, nothing special to see just the overwhelming awareness of time and place and history!