|Melbourne's Classically-inspired Shrine of Remembrance. Photo Jim Claven|
It’s signing was no doubt over-shadowed by that of 11th November, which has has been a part of the annual commemorative calendar ever since as Remembrance Day. As we come to the conclusion of the commemoration of the First World War, 1th November will be the focus of many commemorative services throughout the world.
Yet this Armistice was preceded by many others as the various Central powers made their own separate Armistice agreements - Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire.
However this year our Committee has been successful in ensuring that the Armistice of Mudros is not forgotten and is commemorated. And we will do so every year from now on.
Please join us in commemorating this important occasion in the Hellenic link to Anzac and the First World War.
The Armistice of Mudros
This Armistice was negotiated between the Entente or Allied Powers and the Ottoman Empire aboard the British warship HMAS Agamemnon anchored in Lemnos’ Mudros Bay. The Armistice was signed on 30th October and came into effect at 12 noon the following day.
This Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean and the Salonika Front.
For hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers – including Australians troops – the war was now over. Thousands of Allied POW’s were released.
The war that for Australia began at Gallipoli, ended on Lemnos, in the great harbor that had been the base for the Gallipoli campaign.
To read more about the Armistice of Mudros (and the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign, read my article in the Shrine's magazine Remembrance by clicking here.
You can also read my article on the Armistice and its commemoration in Neos Kosmos by clicking here.
Details of the commemorative event to be held on Lemnos in early November 2018 can be found by clicking here.
|Mudros Bay, Lemnos. Photo Jim Claven 2018|
This event has been listed on the Shrine’s schedule of commemorations, see here.
Details of the Armistice of Mudros commemorations at Melbourne's Shrine are as follows:
- 10.30 "Commemorating the Armistice of Mudros" - A presentation by historian Jim Claven MA, Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee. Those wishing to attend this presentation are advised to make a booking
- 11.30 Armistice of Mudros Commemorative Service in the Sanctuary of the Shrine of Remembrance - assembly for the service
- 11.45 Armistice of Mudros Commemorative Service in the Sanctuary of the Shrine of Remembrance - commencement of the service
- 12.00 Conclusion of the Armistice of Mudros Commemorative Service in the Sanctuary.
- The conclusion of the service will be followed by refreshments in the Western Gallery of the Shrine.
These commemorative events are open to the public and all members and supporters are welcomed to attend.
Those wishing to attend the Armistice of Mudros presentation should book through the Shrine. A small fee is payable. To make a booking call 03 9661 8100 or book online at https://www.shrine.org.au/Visit-the-Shrine/Talks-and-Events/Centenary-of-the-Armistice-of-Mudros.
Those wishing to attend the commemorative service at the Shrine are advised to assemble at the Shrine Sanctuary at 11.30.
|Shrine Sanctuary. Photo Jim Claven|
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee