Remembrance Day 2017: Barossa remembers its fallen | GALLERY

At 11am, on the 11th of November, in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

The allied armies had driven the German invaders back.

In November, the Germans called for a suspension in fighting in order to secure peace and settlement. They accepted the allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

This first modern war conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people, and left between nine and 13 million dead – perhaps as many as one-third with no known grave.

The allied nations chose this day in time to commemorate the war dead.

On this day in Australia on November 11, 1918, crowds celebrated the news of the signing of the Armistice.

This date has been known as Armistice Day until the end of World War II when the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day; a day in which we would commemorate all war dead.

This year, Saturday, November 11, at 11am, commemorates 99 years since the guns on the Western Front fell silent.

Across the Barossa, many people gathered at Remembrance Day services – as did the Barossa Herald.

You can check out the livestreams of the Williamstown and Tanunda services below, as well as a Word War II veteran recalling the day a Salvation Army padre saved his life (above).

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