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These remarkable images show the end of the First World War in colour

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A selection of historic Press Association images from 100 years ago has been colourised to mark the end of the First World War.

The images, taken by PA photographers in the early 20th Century, show scenes in the UK and abroad after the end of the Great War was declared, as well as commemorations held as the nation recovered.

Here are some of the remarkable moments that were chosen for the project, which was released to coincide with Sunday’s anniversary, which is being marked with a series of ceremonies worldwide.

11/11/1918: Thousands gather in central London

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A huge crowd gathered outside the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England in London after the announcement of the Armistice. (PA)
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A colourised version of the huge crowds. (PA)

11/11/1918: Royal Family greets the celebrating masses

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Servicemen and civilians celebrate together outside Buckingham Palace. The Royal Family can be seen on the balcony of the palace. (PA)
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A colourised version of the scene at Buckingham Palace. (PA)

11/11/1918: Journalists survey abandoned scenes of warfare

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Journalists and photographers from various news agencies at an abandoned German trench on the Hindenburg Line, on the day the war officially ended. (PA)
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Colourised version of the scene, which former part of the series of fortifications on the Western Front. (PA)

21/11/1918: German submarine surrenders in Essex

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The surrender of the German submarine U-48 to the Royal Navy at the Essex port of Harwich. (PA)
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The colourised version. The U-48 was one of 39 U-Boats to surrender, most of them in perfect condition. The White Ensign can be seen flying above the Imperial German Navy flag. (PA)

01/12/1918: German prisoners of war clear up the carnage

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German prisoners of war, under British guard, mend the road and clearing rubble in the northern French town of Bethune, near the former Western Front. (PA)
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The colourised version. (PA)

11/11/1919: Tanks roll down Whitehall for victory parade, one year on

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Tanks pass down Whitehall as part of the Victory Parade marking a year since the end of the First World War. (PA)
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The colourised version. (PA)

11/11/1920: King George V lays wreath at Unknown Solider’s burial

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An Unknown Warrior is buried on Armistice Day. (PA)
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The colourised version. It was here, where the Cenotaph stands now, that King George V paid his tribute as he placed a wreath on the coffin, mounted on a gun carriage. (PA)
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