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Re: Remembrance Sunday
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 04:11 GMT (UK) »
I know someone will say this of all wars but World War One was utter stupidity and served no useful purpose.

Germany lost its colonies. Both sides lost their finest.

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Re: Remembrance Sunday
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 10:10 GMT (UK) »
A family-tiff!

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Re: Remembrance Sunday
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

There was always two minutes silence at 11 11 11 ,no matter what day.
Then Tony Blair sort of did away with it!


I think you libel Tony Blair.  I don't remember pausing for 2 minutes silence on a weekday in my early working years. I've always worked in public-facing venues; I don't know what happened in workplaces not open to public. The practice was reintroduced nationally in public places in late 20th century for an important WW1 anniversary.

In Britain we have observed 2 minutes silence  on armistice day since 1919. But it started in South Africa in 1918 where it was a daily occurence following the midday gun in Cape Town. We took it up here because of that but not daily.

Remembrance sunday started in ww2 because of the war effort. I'm not sure when the silence was shortened but I seem to remember that it was only 1 minute for some years when I was younger.

Have tried to do a link but failed miserably but just visit mr g and look up 2 minute silence.

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