Lights Out World War One tribute is tonight

File photo dated 17/08/14 of British soldiers from the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment in a Belgian town on their way to Mons as part of the British Expeditionary Force, as royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 4, 2014. At 11pm on August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in four years of darkness, despair and appalling tragedy. See PA story HISTORY Centenary. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

File photo dated 17/08/14 of British soldiers from the Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment in a Belgian town on their way to Mons as part of the British Expeditionary Force, as royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 4, 2014. At 11pm on August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in four years of darkness, despair and appalling tragedy. See PA story HISTORY Centenary. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

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Millions will their lights out tonight (August 4) to mark 100 years since Britain joined the First World War.

The Lights Out campaign invites people across the country to switch off their lights between 10pm and 11pm and light a single candle in a shared moment of national reflection.

The moment will mark precisely a century since Britain declared war on Germany and formally entered the First World War at 11pm August 4 1914.

 

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