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On the 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.

Many countries were involved in these wars and have been mentioned in history over the years. But I feel not much has been said about the men who fought for Great Britain who were not British.

Nearly 1 million Indian troops fought for the British Empire in Europe and Mesopotamia during the conflict.

But some veterans believe the role played by volunteers from India and the rest of the Empire in both world wars is relatively unknown.

In World War I alone, more than 50,000 Indians died fighting for Britain.

India later became India/Pakistan/Bangladesh. So men from all these coutries served in the wars.

Please note that this image has no connection to the wars of today. I have different feelings about them!

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Taken on November 10, 2010