Remembrance video


Video summary

The Last Post is played on the bugle at the Menin Gate in Belgium. We see the war memorial, listing the names of many thousands of soldiers killed in battle. This is followed by images of the armistice being signed, the annual Cenotaph remembrance service in London and similar services in present-day war zones.

There is coverage of the two-minute silence and two veterans from wars since the 1980s (including the 1982 Falklands War) explain why they remember lost comrades.

The clip ends with a sequence of people at war memorials, including the Cenotaph in London with the Queen and political leaders. We also see scenes from around the United Kingdom and from other countries, such as the United States and France.

Chelsea Pensioners march past in their distinctive red uniforms and we hear a verse from Laurence Binyon's poem 'For the Fallen', published in September 1914. These words also appear at the conclusion of the assembly script.

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