“The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”.
Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary , August 1914, as Britain’s Ultimatum to Germany was about to expire.
At 10pm tonight we ask you all for just one hour to turn out the lights. Leave one candle or a single light on in memory of the beginning of WWI.
At 11pm on 4th August 1914 Great Britain joined the war changing lives forever.
BBC have commentary on until 11.05pm and there’s an app available called Light’s Out by Jeremy Deller.
Please join the country in remembrance.