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Battle's Over

Battles over

On the 11 November 2018 the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

'Battles Over' is a unique series of events in the morning and evening.  It will involve organisations and communities from the length and breadth of the nation and in many countries abroad.

The events will remember the sacrifice of millions of men and women during World War One.


Battle’s Over is inviting local groups and organisations everywhere to get involved in a range of events including:

  • 6am  – Sleep in peace, now the battles over
    Individual bagpipers will play Battle’s o’er
  • 6.55pm – The Last Post
    Buglers will play the last post at the Beacon site
  • 7pm – WW1 Beacons of Light
    After darkness has fallen, Beacons of light will be lit throughout the UK
  • 7.05pm – Ringing out for peace
    As beacons blaze around the country, bells in churches and cathedrals will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War

The 'Battle's Over' guide »

The guide has been produced by Bruno Peek, Pageant Master

Tell us about your event »

If you are planning or would like to hold a Battle’s Over event, please tell us about it.

If your are using DDC land or need road closures

If your event requires the use of Dover District Council land and/or a road closure, you must tell us before 17 August 2018.


Please use the Battle’s over on any promotional material.

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If your event requires funding, there are a number of funding streams available and you can also receive funding updates through our Keep Me Posted service:

Here are some of the funding streams available:


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