Armistice Day - 11 November

A black and white photograph of World War I soldiers in a landscape of mud and dead trees

Armistice Day, held on 11 November every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11 am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to World War I.

After the end of World War I, Armistice Day was marked each year by a two-minute silence at 11am, a chance for people to stop and remember the 20 million who died during the conflict. Now the two-minute silence is more often held on Remembrance Sunday, the Sunday closest to Armistice Day, which is a day of remembrance for all those killed in war.

Resources

Wikipedia - Armistice Day

Armistice Day is held in each year on 11 November to commemorate the signing of the armistice which ended World War I on 11 November 1918.

British Red Cross - Justice and Fairness

The Justice and Fairness teaching resource allows students to explore issues of fairness and justice through the lens of international humanitarian law or the “laws of war”.

Resource calendar

Links to resources to support learning related to celebrations, awareness days and action weeks throughout the year.