Armistice Day

A member of the armed forces with prosth...A member of the armed forces with prosthetic legs pays his respects at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day near Lichfield, Staffordshire, central England, on November 11, 2014. In services around the country tributes were paid to the millions of British servicemen and women who have died in conflict since the start of the First World War 100 years ago. November 11 marks Armistice Day, the day on which a ceasefire came into effect in 1918 that ended the First World War on the Western Front.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the armed forces with prosthetic legs pays his respects at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day near Lichfield, Staffordshire, central England. 

World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.

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World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.

Poppy clad crosses lie in honour of the fallen at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, London. Armistice Day will be marked on November 11.

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Crosses with poppies honour the fallen at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Armistice day will be marked on November 11.

Soldiers of 256 Squadron of The Royal Signals clean and prepare The Basra Wall ahead of Armistice Day at The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

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Soldiers of 256 Squadron of The Royal Signals clean and prepare the Basra Memorial Wall at The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK, ahead of Armistice Day on Monday