Like this page?
Send it to a friend!
Ninety Years of Remembrance
Ninety Years of Remembrance
The BBC is marking the 90th anniversary on the end of WWI with radio, tv and online features for Ninety Years of Remembrance. Tell others what Remembrance means to you and find out about local events.
On 11th November 1918 the Armistice was signed between the Allied and German armies, ending World War One – a global war that had lasted four years and extinguished hundreds of thousands of lives.
A pan-BBC Learning campaign to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Armistice, 1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance, will run in the days leading up to 11th November 2008
With the aim of personalising the act of remembrance and bringing World War One vividly alive in the present, 1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance will feature documentaries, dramas and live events across the BBC.
BBC Remembrance site
You will be able to post your artefacts, photographs and memories at the BBC remembrance website on the wall of remembrance.
The site also includes links to an array of family history sites, where you will be able to research your relatives' role in the war and delve into their family history as well as learning more about the events of the Great War.
These include a link through to Ancestry who are waiving their charges for the month of November for people to search the remaining British Army WW1 Service and Pension records (otherwise only available by visiting National Archives in Kew) and the British Army WW1 Medal Rolls online.
To visit the BBC Remembrance site:
BBC Remembrance West Midlands event - Saturday 8th November @ the National Arboretum
The event runs throughout the day from 10am - 4pm at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.
You are encouraged to bring in and scan personal memorabilia that can be uploaded on to the BBC's remembrance wall by our staff and volunteers.
Remembrace Day wreath
There will be extensive information on the various conflicts and episodes that have resulted in loss of life during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Guided tours, both on foot and by land train, will be available throughout the day.
BBC WM's Professor Carl Chin, historian and presenter, will spend the morning chatting with visitors and listening to their wartime experiences.
Remembrance Day Parade
Remembrance Events in Birmingham
Remembrance Sunday, Centenary Square
Remembrance Sunday will be held in Centenary Square and the Hall of Memory on Sunday 9th November 2008. Events will follow last year's programme closely.
Last year's programme:
1000 hrs - Salvation Army Band
Courtesy of BFI National Archive
Remembrance Day, Solihull
On Sunday 9th November 2008 there will be a ceremony at Solihull Civic War Memorial at 11am.
last updated: 05/11/2008 at 21:38