A na­tion re­mem­bers

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World­wide

6am: bag­pipes will play Bat­tle’s O’er at 2,000 lo­ca­tions world­wide, in­clud­ing all Com­mon­wealth coun­tries.

11am: two-minute si­lence fol­lowed by church bells ring­ing in uni­son across Bri­tain. Thou­sands of church ser­vices, pa­rades and exhibitions across UK.

Pages of the Sea event de­vised by Danny Boyle. The faces of first world war heroes will be sculpted in sand on 32 beaches.

6.55pm: bu­glers sound the Last Post at more than 1,200 lo­ca­tions across Bri­tain, and in Ire­land, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Ber­muda, France, Bel­gium, Canada, the United States and Ger­many.

7pm: first world war bea­cons of light will burn across the coun­try to sig­nify the light of peace.

7.05pm: church and cathe­dral bells to ring out. 180 town-criers call for peace around the world.

Lon­don

11am: ser­vice at the Ceno­taph in White­hall; vet­er­ans’ march-past co-or­di­nated by Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

12.30-1.30pm: the Peo­ple’s Pro­ces­sion – 10,000 peo­ple who se­cured tick­ets in a pub­lic bal­lot to pa­rade past the Ceno­taph.

5-10pm: 10,000 flames light up the moat around the Tower of Lon­don.

6pm: West­min­ster Abbey in­vi­ta­tion-only memo rial ser­vice, at­tended by the Queen.

10am-7pm: Rob Heard’s ex­hi­bi­tion Shrouds of the Somme at the Olympic Park, Strat­ford, east Lon­don Fea­tures 72,396 small fig­ures, rep­re­sent­ing every Com­mon­wealth ser­vice­man who died in the Bat­tle of the Somme and whose bod­ies were never found.

North­ern Ire­land

11am: Ir­ish tá­naiste Si­mon Coveney and North­ern Ire­land sec­re­tary Karen

Bradley at­tend the an­nual Act of Re­mem­brance at Belfast City Hall.

Scot­land

1.45pm: con­cert at for­mer Craiglock­hart Mil­i­tary Hospi­tal, Ed­in­burgh, where shell-shocked of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing Wil­fred Owen, were treated.

4pm: First min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon and Princess Royal at­tend me­mo­rial ser­vice at Glas­gow cathe­dral.

Wales

3pm: First min­is­ter Car­wyn Jones at­tends me­mo­rial ser­vice at Llandaff cathe­dral, Cardiff.

France

10.30am: cer­e­mony at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Me­mo­rial, Viller­sBre­ton­neux, Somme. 10.40am: pa­rade at the Thiep­val Me­mo­rial to the Miss­ing in Somme.

11am: re­mem­brance cer­e­mony at the Arc de Tri­om­phe in Paris, at­tended by French pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron, US pres­i­dent Donald Trump, Rus­sian pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin, Ger­man chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel and Ir­ish taoiseach Leo Varad­kar.

11am: cer­e­mony at New­found­land Me­mo­rial Park, near Beau­mon­tHamel, Somme.

Bel­gium

10.30am: re­mem­brance cer­e­mony at the mu­nic­i­pal ceme­tery of Mons.

11am: Last Post ser­vice at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Flan­ders.

Ire­land

11am: Ir­ish pres­i­dent Michael Hig­gins at­tends event at Glas­nevin Ceme­tery, Dublin.

Where To Watch

BBC One: 10am: World War One Re­mem­bered: The Ceno­taph. Live coverage. 5.10pm: West­min­ster Abbey. Live coverage.

BBC Two: 9.30pm: They Shall Not Grow Old. Film about life on the front line with un­seen, colourised footage.

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