Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute
East Sussex County Council First World War Commemorations

On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.


You can play your part in remembering the sacrifice of millions of men and women by joining us in Battle’s Over, a unique series of country-wide events in the morning and evening involving organisations and communities the length and breadth of our nation and in many countries abroad.

6.00am - Battle’s Over - The sound of 1,000 bagpipes will fill the air before dawn has broken on 11th November 2018. In cities and towns throughout the land individual pipers will play Battle’s O’er - a traditional air played by pipers after a battle.

6.55pm - The Last Post - In association with the Air Training Corps, Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Force and the Light Infantry Buglers Association, the Last Post will be played at many of the 1,000 WWI Beacon sites throughout the United Kingdom, involving young people and others paying their personal tribute to those that gave their lives during World War I.

7.00pm - WWI Beacons of Light - Later that day, after darkness has fallen, more than 1,000 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

7.05pm - Ringing out for peace! - As beacons blaze around the country, bells in 1,000 churches and cathedrals will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War.

Please join us.

To coincide with the ringing of the church bells, 100 Town Criers, one for each year since the end of WW1, will be undertaking, 'A Cry for Peace around the World', and in the United Kingdom, the 'Cry' will be led by a Chelsea Pensioner from The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, at 7.05pm that night. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: