Sunday, November 11, 2018

100 years ago

The Armistice of Compiègne
"At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure."
The Armistice of Compiègne effectively stopped the war, though the peace Treaty of Versailles officially ended the conflict 7 months later.

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