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    Lights out for First World War centenary
    The lights will go dark across Britain between 10pm and 11pm today under Government plans to mark the centenary of the First World War

    Every household in Britain will be asked to turn out the lights between 10pm and 11pm today to mark the centenary of the First World War.

    The nationwide event is designed to echo the words attributed to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, on the eve of the conflict: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

    Organisers have hailed it as “one of the most dramatic UK-wide events ever organised” in which “people from all four nations will be invited to turn off their lights and to replace them with one single light to remember a day that changed the world forever”.

    Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium on August 3 1914. That evening, Sir Edward Grey gazed across St James's Park from his window at the Foreign Office as the lamps were being lit on the Mall. He turned to a friend, John Spender, and made his now famous remark.

    The switch-off, official titled Lights Out, is a centrepiece of the 14-18 Now programme. Funded by £10 million of National Lottery money, it is the brainchild of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

    Lights out for First World War centenary - Telegraph

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    I can see how it'd be commemorative if done in public places but don't think i'll be doing it from my little tucked away bungalow, besides, I'll need a wee and I don't like weeing in the dark.


    lol - Just read this back and I sound right miserable

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    Yup

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    Lit my candle.

    Here is a WWI pic of my mums mums dad:

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    My lights were out, but that's because I wasn't at home, I was in the cinema.

    But I've been to war, if anyone can enjoy themselves during a time like that, surely it's me.

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