Battle’s Over: A NATION’S TRIBUTE

15 August 2018 | Bethany Reynard

Bruno Peake, Pageantmaster, has created a guide to taking part in national commemorations marking the end of the First World War.

The guide which can be found here details plans for commemorations across the UK and how individuals as well as communities can get involved.

Planned activities include:

06.00: Battle’s O’er
1000 individual Pipers across the United Kingdom and countries around the world commence the day’s commemorations with the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle – Battle’s O’er.

18.55: The Last Post
1000 individual Buglers sound this historic tribute at WW1 Beacons of Light locations across the Nation and UK Overseas Territories.

19.00: WW1 Beacons of Light
Over 1000 Beacons of Light symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

19.05: Ringing Out for Peace
1000 cathedrals and churches will ring out their bells across the nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace.

19.05: A Cry for Peace around the World
100 Town Criers throughout the United Kingdom and other countries around the World join together in an International Cry for Peace around the World

Further details on each activity and a wealth of others can be found in the Battle’s Over guide.