London’s Big Ben to chime to mark end of WWI
BIG Ben, one of the world’s most famous bells, is to ring out on Sunday to mark the end of the centenary of World War One.
The UK Parliament authorities said on Thursday that, despite ongoing essential conservation works, the Elizabeth Tower’s world famous Great Bell, better known as Big Ben, will strike on Sunday to commemorate those that died in the two world wars and later conflicts, Xinhua reported.
At precisely 11.00 GMT, Big Ben will sound 11 times, with a strike rate of 4.5 seconds, replicating the usual strike rate of the Great Clock. At 12.30, Big Ben will strike a further 11 times, joining bells across Britain and worldwide to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, marking the end of the war in 1918.