Remember them

Remember them!

It’s 90 years since Britain declared war on Germany in 1914. remember

Veterans mark UK entry into WWI Today, Four World War I veterans have laid wreaths at the Cenotaph in London to mark the 90th anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1914. The men – all aged over 100 – also read poems and prayers at at the ceremony.

Remember them!

Veterans mark UK entry into WWI Today, Four World War I veterans have laid wreaths at the Cenotaph in London to mark the 90th anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1914. The men – all aged over 100 – also read poems and prayers at the ceremony. poppies

Some Quick Facts:

* Some 900,000 soldiers from the British Empire died and two million were wounded during the war

* British and German forces laid down their arms on Christmas Day 1914 for a game of football

* In 1915 women took up men’s jobs while they fought

* The attack at Flers-Courcelette, at the Somme in 1916 saw the use of the first British tank

* The Royal Family changed their name to Windsor from the German sounding Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1917

* Over the course of the war Britain mobilised almost nine million soldiers

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