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War dead remembered in silence across the country

Across Britain a two-minute silence took place to mark Armistice Day a century after the start of the First World War.

People stood wherever they were at 11am to remember the fallen especially during the Great War.

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers reports on acts of remembrance held across the country:


New memorial inaugurated on battlefield in France

In France and Belgium events were held to honour the soldiers who died during the First World War.

A new memorial to the dead was inaugurated on the battlefield in Arras honouring the fallen from every nation who died in northern France

ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates was at the opening of the 'Ring of Memory'.

Final Tower of London poppy planted on Armistice Day

A final ceramic poppy was planted at the Tower of London today to mark Armistice Day.

In total 888,246 poppies were installed to represent every soldier who died for Britain and the Commonwealth in the First World War.

ITV News' Senior Correspondent Emma Murphy reports on a poignant act of remembrance.

In Pictures: Armistice Day is marked around the world

People all around the world stood in silence for two minutes at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month to mark Armistice Day.

Troops commemorate Armistice Day in Freetown, Sierra Leone where they are deployed to assist with the Ebola crisis. Credit: Capt Rory O'Shea Army/PA Wire
Poppies surround the Every Man Remembered sculpture by Mark Humphrey in Trafalgar Square Credit: Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainmen
French President Francois Hollande during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Credit: Pool/ABACA/Press Association Images
A veteran views the Garden of Remembrance at the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Members of the public throw poppies into the fountains in Trafalgar Square. Credit: Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Poppies released at Menin Gate as Ypres marks Armistice Day

Ypres, in Belgium Credit: ITV News

In Ypres, in Belgium, the last post was played at the Menin Gate. The two minute's silence was brought to an end by Scottish piper, Major John Fraser.

Red poppies were released from the roof, floating down on to veterans and families under the gate.

Ypres, in Belgium Credit: ITV News
Ypres, in Belgium Credit: ITV News
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