British Tower illuminated by 10,000 torches to commemorate Armistice

In London, yesterday, a week before Armistice on 11 November, a first impressive commemoration of the end of the First World War took place. Next Sunday at 11 am it will be exactly 100 years since the Armistice was signed. At the famous Tower building in London 10,000 torches were lit to commemorate that.

The flames were lit in the dried-up moat around the medieval castle in the heart of the British capital. A traditional guard of the Tower, a Beefeater, lit the first torch, and the flame was further spread by representatives from the army and volunteers. In between, music was heard and a minute’s silence was observed.

The ceremony will be repeated every Sunday until Sunday.

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