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Newly Colorized Pictures Of WW I Armistice Day — 99 Years Ago (Tomorrow).

by Anura Guruge


Poppy Day commemorates Armistice Day,
November 11, 1918; i.e., 11/11/1918.

Start here for a large COMPENDIUM of “Red Poppy” information
— history, significance, traditions & photos.


From the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Click here for original & MORE.


These were lovingly and painstakingly colorized by a Welsh electrician, Royston Leonard (55) — who lives in Cardiff.

Thank YOU, Roy. Great job. [Yes, he is on Facebook.]


There is also this page on Facebook. Click to access.


For those unfamiliar with this
holiday & tradition
please refer to my
EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.



by Anura Guruge

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2017 Poppy Appeal For “Red Poppy Day” — The “In Flanders Fields” Video By The British Legion.

by Anura Guruge


Start here for a large COMPENDIUM of “Red Poppy” information
— history, significance, traditions & photos.


Must Watch.

Very Moving.


For those unfamiliar with this
holiday & tradition.

Poppy Day,
also known as Remembrance Day
& Armistice Day,
is Veteran’s Day in the
British Commonwealth.

It is always observed on November 11, without exception since that was Armistice Day — the day, in 1918, the armistice [i.e., truce] was signed the Allies [i.e., US the good guys] and Germany, at Compiègne, France, to bring to an end World War I [1914 to 1918], which involved over 70 million troops and had killed more than 9 million combatants.

The armistice was signed, symbolically, on the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month‘, 11 a.m., on 11/11, 1918 in a railway carriage in the woods of Compiègne, in northern France. [Yes, I have visited Compiègne and seen the railway carriage].

The poppies symbolize those that grew in profusion across some of the worst battlefields. [Think of French Claude Monet’s ‘Poppies Blooming’ painted in 1873.]

A Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who was serving in WW I,wrote a poem, in 1915, called ‘In Flanders Fields‘, after attending the funeral of a fellow soldier [‘Flanders‘ being a region in northern Europe in which there was heavy fighting]. The first verse of it went:

 In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

The original poem. Click to ENLARGE.



by Anura Guruge

‘Armistice Day’ 2015 Videos — My Wrap-Up.

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Absolutely brilliant and moving video with music by ‘Tubella Bells’, Mike Oldfield. The song is “Flowers of the Forest”. Click to access and watch YouTube video.


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STIRRING. Our BRITISH troops from AROUND the World. Please watch. Click to access YouTube video.


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2015 2 minute silence in London for Armistice Day. Really nice. Click to access YouTube video.


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From U.K. ‘SkyNews’. Click to access.


For THOSE that do NOT understand
the UNDERLYING significance of
why 11/11, every year, is SPECIAL.

World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time
on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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Click to access Wikipedia entry.


Donald Trump’s Wife, Slovenian Melania, Takes A British Flag Purse To The Nov. 10 GOP Debate. PRICELESS.


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Click here for the original story & pictures
from the U.K. “Daily Mail“.

Click images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.

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Never mind the $1,695 price tag for this cute — Italian made — purse.

This was priceless.

Only the Trumps could have played such a trump.

I am SURE she had NO idea. And he probably wasn’t that sure either.

That it was day before Armistice Day — very special for US Brits — made it all the more poignant.

Maybe somebody should spend a few weeks with her showing her all the flags of the nations so she knows what not to pick next time.

She will make a FINE U.S. First Lady.


NYSE Further Insults Veterans & The World: Features China’s Despicable ‘Singles Day’ On Veterans Day.

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>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.

>> U.S. stands IMPOTENT while China cocks-a-snook. 


Today, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day & Poppy Day is a Federal Holiday.

The NYSE is OPEN.

But not only that, they FEATURED China’s Alibaba, for their despicable ‘Singles Day’
that they CHOSE to be on 11/11 to make fun of the World.

This is NOT right.

I own Alibaba shares. That doesn’t mean I think that this is right.


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Alibaba ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE on Veterans Day 2015. This is DISGUSTING.


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From Forbes. Click for original. China cocks-a-snook at the World as WE mark WW I & WW II.


I see all these people claiming to support our Veterans and honor the War dead.

But everybody sits around doing NOTHING.

We have to do SOMETHING.


November 11 Is First & Foremost ‘Armistice Day’ — Remembrance, Poppy & Veterans Days Ensued.

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World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time

on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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Click to access Wikipedia entry.


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Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Poppy Day 2013 — A Final Look.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


Click on each image to original coverage.


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Let us please conclude our honoring of Remembrance Day 2013 with a fine rendition of ‘The Last Post’, the British way.

Thank you for all of your interest of and support for my ‘Poppy Day‘ initiative. We had 3,000 hits on the last two days on just the ‘Poppy Day‘ posts
— and over 10,000 since November 1.
So that was worth it. Thank you.
Of course we will do it again in November 2014.

Click for quite brilliant British 'The Last Post' (American 'Taps) video from YouTube.

Click for quite brilliant British ‘The Last Post’ (American ‘Taps) video from YouTube.



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