PARIS (AP) – The last one on the birthday one century after the end of the World War (all times…
PARIS (AP) – The last one on the birthday one century after the end of the World War (all times locally):
Family members of soldiers injured or died during the First World War are among the great crowds in the front a rainforest Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris to celebrate the end of the war a century ago.
Peter Kearsey, 72 years old from Australia, recalled 28 face reconstruction surgeries his father underwent his face blasted with shrapnel 1917 in Belgium. Kearsey says that his father, Bill, survived thanks to a friend who pulled him from a dig.
Kearsey said that the rainfall that fell during the ceremony that participated in by dozens of world leaders for the armistice centenary “is very fitting” since soldiers who fought in trenches during the Great War endure miserable rain and clay.
He added: “It rains today 1
00 years later.”
The Kearsey family is also touring WWI battlefields during its journey.
French President Emmanuel Macron warns of the dangers of nationalism in a speech directed directly to populism’s rising river in the US and Europe.
With the President of the United States, Donald Trump and other world leaders watching during a centennial observance in Paris on Sunday, Macron said the “old demons” that caused the First World War and millions of deaths are growing stronger.
The French leader said, “Patriotism is the opposite of nationalism. Ionalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying” Our interests first, whatever happens to the others, “are you erasing the valuable thing a nation can have, what makes it alive, what’s going well and what’s most important: its moral values. “
Trump has proudly declared a nationalist. Macron has set itself as Europe’s foil for nationalist movements that track global approaches, such as those who have taken hold of Hungary and Poland among other countries.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has led to a national memorial act on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The black dressed queen looked at a balcony in central London on Sunday as her son Prince Charles put a wreath on her behalf at the foot of Cenotaph, a memorial to honored fallen soldiers and women.
The solemn act of two-minute silence was repeated in dozens of cities, towns and villages across Britain.
Prince William and Prince Harry also put wreaths on Cenotaph, as well as other senior members of the royal family.
A wreath was also placed on behalf of Queen’s 97-year-old Prince Philip, who did not participate.
Prime Minister Theresa May and other leading national figures also place wreaths at the memorial in central London.
Eight teenagers born in the 20’s read excerpts from people witnessing the end of World War I.
French and British soldiers, a Chinese worker, a French woman – all represented in the extracts, denoted by closing music by a Tuscan singer.
The feminist activist group Femen has asserted responsibility for topless protesters who disturbed US President Donald Trump’s motor car on their way to a ceremony celebrating the end of World War I.
A woman breaks lightly over safe security along the Champs-Elysees avenue, goes in the middle of the motorcade and calls “fake peacekeepers” when the cars passed.
Officers seized her afterwards.
At least another topless protest also made
Femena’s topless protesters have repeatedly broken security around world leaders and major events, usually topless.
World leaders went side by side to celebrate the end of World War I in a gloomy rainwater line like bells ready tolling.
Arrived a few minutes late, they missed the exact moment to celebrate the Army that ended World War I. Fighter jets pas sed overhead when the leaders went to the Arc de Triomphe.
On 11 November 1918 the devastating war ended.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were expected to come separately for the birthday.
World leaders have missed the exact moment to celebrate the armistics that ended World War I.
As bells rang over Europe’s west front, US President Donald Trump led the Triumph Arch, which buses filled with world leaders, but they ran late.
Many of the leaders, who had black umbrellas, stood in a line that was short monument.
US President Donald Trump leads to the Arc de Triomphe at the Champs-Elysees. World leaders followed several minutes later in memorials to mark 100 years since the First World War ended.
Presidents and other festivals left the French presidential palace by bus, just a few minutes before the ceremony began at the Arc de Triomphe.
Trump was led separately for the memorial for security reasons, as did Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The war ended at 11.00 on November 11, 1918, and Sunday’s ceremonies were meant to drive home the catastrophe that threatened the world would thrill another global war.
The head of the European Council Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence by laying wreaths at monument to key figures in reconstruction of the country’s statehood after the First World War.
Tusk placed flowers at the monument to the first state and armed forces leader, Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, at Belvedere Palace where Pilsudski lived.
Tusk, an opponent of Poland’s right-wing government, said that political disagreements about Poland’s future are “some time too strong” but stressed that “our bond is much stronger and more important because it is you, Poland.”  He will also attend a party ceremony ceremony at the grave of the unknown soldier.
France president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte are welcome dozens of world leaders at the French presidential palace before a ceremony in Paris that marks the Armistice Day.
Among the high-quality representatives are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Most of the Heads of State and Government will take a bus together to the nearby Arc de Triomphe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Others will go to the monument on their own for security reasons, including US President Donald Trump.
There is nothing left in the world leaders’ places at the Arc de Triomphe, in memory of the end of World War I.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron will be sitting between his wife and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be sitting to the left of Brigitte Macron, while President Donald Trump and his wife will be next to Merkel.
Among those who face them is Sunday the French Prime Minister, President of France’s Legislative Body and Spanish King Felipe VI.
Rain threatens, but all leaders will be under a canopy as they remember at the moment 100 years ago when the Battle of World War II finally ended.
Poland celebrates the 100th anniversary of the rebirth as an independent country with a host of events across the country including marshes and the national hymn publicly sung in more than 600 cities.
Poland regained independence at the end of World War I 1918 was reborn from the ash of three defeated powers that had partitioned and ruled the Central European Nation for 123 years.
The ceremonies in Poland coincide with world leaders gathering in Paris on Sunday to the day Poland’s restored independence met the dreams of generations of patriots who had kept the language and culture alive despite foreign rule and repression. Nevertheless, Poland should be invaded and occupied once again in the 20th century
Reminders are taking place around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the Battle of World War II finally ended.
France, the epicenter of the first global conflict, hosted the largest international hero, pointing out that the world should not trip again in war as it did so quickly and catastrophically with the Second World War
60 world leaders scheduled to gather just at 11.00, a century after the ceasefire, included them with the power to destroy humanity if it ever stumbled into the folly of a second world war.
The United States and Russia presidents were united by a number of leaders whose geographical spread showed how “the war to end all wars” left a few corners of the globe untouched.
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