by Natassja Wynhorst
November 11, as many know, marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War 1.
This a day observed by the Commonwealth of Nations, remembering the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
On this day, all staff at Wurkspace 7 will be paying our respects and wearing a poppy flower in honour of those lost in the war.
“One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War,”
“…By early October the exhausted Australians were withdrawn from battle. They had achieved a fighting reputation out of proportion to their numbers, but victory had come at a heavy cost. They suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918, including more than 12,000 dead. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died,” (Australian War Memorial, Remembrance Day, 2018).
More information on this day can be found here.
Lest we forget.