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Britain remembers its war dead

Published on Nov 11, 2013 9:51 PM
 
Brokers and underwriters line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building in central London on Monday, Nov 11, 2013, during a two-minute silence observed in memory of Britain's war dead. Britons paused to remember the nation's war dead on Monday during a two-minute silence marking the moment the World War I guns stopped. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Britons paused to remember the nation's war dead on Monday during a two-minute silence marking the moment the World War I guns stopped.

Acts of remembrance took place across the country at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the Great War armistice came into effect in 1918.

London Heathrow, the world's busiest international passenger airport, came to a standstill, with travellers pausing in silence in the terminals.

At the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield in central England, the last surviving World War I widow, Dorothy Ellis, was among those taking part in a remembrance ceremony.

 
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