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First Combined Nations Armistice Day Service held at Fort George

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RECONCILIATION was the main theme of the first Combined Nations Armistice Day Service to take place at Fort George’s military cemetery.

Picture by Adrian Miller 11-11-17 German Cemetery Fort George Armistice Day Combined Nations Armistice Day Service (19823358)

The Saturday morning service saw around 40 people turn out to mark the armistice truce signed between the Allies and Germany to end the First World War and pay their respects to the fallen.

Led by the Dean of Guernsey, the Very Rev. Tim Barker, the service started at the British memorial, with the second half taking place at the German memorial.

The exhortation was read by Major Bob Place, head of the Royal British Legion in Guernsey, and the introduction by St Peter Port senior constable Dennis Le Moignan.

He said the main point of the day was to reconcile and to recognise the relief that soldiers and their families would have felt once the war was over.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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