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Armistice Day

The anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918, now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the US.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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... Day the anniversary of the World War I armistice of November 11, 1918 , now replaced by Veterans Day...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Day Day of remembrance for the dead of the two world wars, held on November 11 , the day World War 1 ended in 1918 . In the USA, it was renamed Veterans' Day in 1954 in honour of the dead in all...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... Day 11 November, the day set aside to commemorate the fallen in the First World War, marked by a two-minute silence at 11 am and religious ceremonies. The armistice ending the war came into effect at 11 am on 11 November 1918 . In 1946 the name was changed to remembrance day . In the USA and Canada 11 November is a legal holiday, its name being changed to Veterans’ Day in 1954 . See also at the eleventh hour...

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Catherine Soanes

Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

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...Armistice Day The anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918 , the end of World War I. The date of 11 November now honours those killed in both world wars and other conflicts and is called Veterans Day in the US. In the UK, Remembrance Sunday is held on the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Catherine...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... Day the anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918 , now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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... Day . 11 November, the day set aside to commemorate the fallen in the First World War, marked by a Two-minute silence at 11 a.m. and religious ceremonies. The armistice ending the war, signed at 5 a.m., came into effect at 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918 , the 11th hour of the 11th month. In 1946 the name was changed to Remembrance Day . The United States has Veterans Day on 11 November as a legal holiday, while France celebrates its Fête de la Victoire (Victory Day...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918, now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the US.
Veterans Day

Veterans Day  

(in the United States) a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954.[...]
Montségur

Montségur  

(castle) A 1,207-m-high stronghold, the penultimate Cathar bastion to surrender (1244), after a nine-month siege and a fifteen-day armistice. On 16 March, over 200 unrepentant Cathars were burned ...
truce

truce  

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N. an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time: the guerrillas called a three-day truce.truceless adj.n. an agreement between enemies or ...
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe  

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A ceremonial arch standing at the top of the Champs Élysées in Paris, commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate his victories in 1805–6. Inspired by the Arch of Constantine in Rome, it was completed in ...
campaign in German East Africa

campaign in German East Africa  

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(1914–18).In 1914 Germany possessed four colonies in sub-Saharan Africa: Togoland, Cameroons, South-West Africa (now Namibia), and East Africa (now Tanzania). The fight for the fourth of these has ...
treaty of Ripon

treaty of Ripon  

1640.The treaty of Ripon brought to an end the second Bishops' War between Charles I and the Scottish covenanters. Charles had little to negotiate with. By the terms of the armistice, the Scots were ...
Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck

Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck  

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(1870–1964),commander of German military forces in the campaign in German East Africa during WW I. Although he never had more than 3,000 German and 11,000 African troops (Askaris) under ...

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