This Thursday is Armistice Day in France, the day Charles de Gaulle announced the official  end of WW11. It wasn’t until 1981 it was adopted as a national  holiday and now there are ceremonies all over France remembering those lost in the wars.

On the other side of the world,  in Martinique,  the 8th of May is remembered for a very different reason as in 1902 Mount Pelee erupted  resulting in the loss of over 30,000 people