E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst

St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst


Hostilities will cease.

This precious memento is kept within St Nicholas Church in Brockenhurst.

The message tells that The Great War, the 'War to end Wars' will end at 11:00 on 11th November 1918.
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Brockenhurst is the final resting place of almost 100 ANZAC troops who died at the nearby hospital during WW1. There is a special Commonwealth War Graves area of the churchyard, which I have previously shown here and here.

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St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst


Hostilities will cease.

This precious memento is kept within St Nicholas Church in Brockenhurst.

The message tells that The Great War, the 'War to end Wars' will end at 11:00 on 11th November 1918.
.....

Brockenhurst is the final resting place of almost 100 ANZAC troops who died at the nearby hospital during WW1. There is a special Commonwealth War Graves area of the churchyard, which I have previously shown here and here.

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comments (20)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 02:29
I suddenly had a vision of the person who typed this, Ellie. What a keepsake.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 05:23
Well done, Ellie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Nov 2009, 05:27
I have always regarded it as one of those very revealing aspects of humanity that we have a convention for conducting war. I would prefer it went something like this:

RULES FOR CONDUCTING WAR
1. There will be no war.
2. There will be no other rules in this convention.
You can just imagine the feeling amongst those surviving troops on receipt of this order.
I discovered last year my Grandad's first Theatre of Battle was the Battle of the Somme, July 1916 and he was just 16 years old.
And then, in their wisdom, they decided that Germany should pay for the entire cost of the war, thus helping to pave the way for WW2.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 08:00
Many thanks for sharing this with Ellie
Were those orders intended for the rest of time?

richard
Great picture for today, or anytime.
If hostilities could cease at 11.00 then why not at 10 or even 9?
I think that this is my favourite Ellie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2009, 09:56
Oh heavens Ellie - what a wonderful & poignant find!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2009, 09:57
Do you think they chose the time on purpose - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month? Can't have been a coincidence.
Ingrid
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 10:26
Amazing thank you for showing me this
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2009, 10:38
Well found Ellie, very apt.
What a find Ellie, just perfect.
Yes..20 years went by...then war started again. Thank you Ellie.
Is it Remembrance Day in Europe today too? I am going to a service at 11.
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 14:10
I agree with Ray. What a great bit of history.
A piece of history that should be preserved for ever Ellie, thanks for sharing it with us today.
No-one could have had any idea that just over 20 years later we would be doing it all again. What a waste of life. Now we are ruled by the people we were trying to kill!
  • Noa
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2009, 22:03
What a message to receive! One can only imagine the emotion.

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