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Lest we forget: Armistice Day tributes to First World War dead


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Lest we forget: Armistice Day tributes to First World War dead

Across Europe and beyond, ceremonies have been held to mark Armistice Day, signalling the end of the First World War.

Francois Hollande led French tributes in Paris, although not everyone had come to remember the millions killed in the conflict. His popularity ratings in the doldrums, he was booed by protesters on the Champs-Elysees and police intervened.

Honouring those who fought for France in all conflicts, the President met war veterans.

Ypres in Belgium was the scene of some of the worst carnage.

The names of tens of thousands of UK and Commonwealth soldiers who died in Flanders with no known graves are displayed at the Menin Gate memorial.

A British government representative laid a wreath at a ceremony there. Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip was also in Ypres for events in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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