28. Nov, 2018


So there we were on the morning of the 11th stood near the Menin Gate Memorial, watching bands and groups marching in to and through the gate and taking up their positions. So imagine my surprise when the church bells began to ring out all across town and the area fell silent at 11:00 local time, an hour early. I suppose that’s the problem, everyone has latched on to the eleventh hour of the eleventh day but them there Europeans would have become confused if somebody had explained to them that they had since changed their local time by an hour.