Battlefield 1 Players Call Cease Fire To Observe 100th Anniversary Of Armistice Day
The last 100 years have been a wild ride for the entire world. From countless conflicts and other disasters, to breakthroughs in technology and medicine, the world has been through it all. For 100 years ago, the world laid down its rifles and started to work with each other to put the world back together. On November 11th, many countries around the world celebrate Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day in the United States.
Armistice Day is the day cessation of hostilities on the western front of World War I occurred. Battlefield 1 players felt the spirit of the day and the conflict the game is based on, and because of that they took several minutes while in the midst of heated battle to observe a cease-fire between the opposing teams.
Though not all Battlefield 1 players observed the cease-fire (as expected in online video games), the battle between the Ottoman Empire and the United Kingdom came to a halt as players headed down to the beach to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of the time who were involved in the conflict.
It can be observed in the in-game chat, everyone is trying to bring the two teams together to recognize the occasion and the semblance it means to take a moment of remembrance. However, it is a video game and not everyone can appreciate this heartfelt moment.
A ship passing by attempts to lay waste to players on the beach. A plane also attempts to bombard the beach, which prompts one player to write “shoot that piece of junk outta the sky” … Which was exactly the sentiments of the DFTG team.
For those are not familiar with what Armistice Day is:
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. But, according to Thomas R. Gowenlock, an intelligence officer with the US First Division, shelling from both sides continued for the rest of the day, only ending at nightfall. The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days. A formal peace agreement was only reached when the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year.
What do you think of this heartfelt remembrance of Armistice Day conducted by these Battlefield 1 players? Are you like us and feel inspired by the fact that online gamers came together for just a moment to recognize the occasion? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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