Commemoration of the Armistice in Paris
During the First World War, men from around the world lost their lives on battlefields in northern and eastern France.
On 11 November 2018, more than 120 foreign dignitaries met in Paris to remember 1918 and consider the ways in which lessons learned during the war and over the past 100 years can help reshape today’s world.
In 2018, the Centennial Mission labelled more than 40 international projects in 27 States, including in many countries in Europe (Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Serbia, Spain and more), the Americas (Canada, Mexico, Peru and the United States), Africa (Chad, Mauritania and Tunisia), Oceania (Australia) and Asia (China, India and Thailand).
These projects, many of which had a cultural aspect, celebrated the reconciliation of enemy peoples. One example was the Franco-German youth orchestra, which was formed for the Centenary of the Armistice to pay tribute to soldiers from both countries.