World Events November 11th: Armistice Day

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    In some countries it was Armistice Day yesterday, like in France and Belgium. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany, the so called Armistice of Compi├Ęgne. To commemorate the millions of people who died during the war, November 11th is marked as a memorial.

    Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Allies, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany, met in a railway carriage near the town of Compi├Ęgne. World War I officially ended at 11 minutes past the 11th hour on November 11, 1918. In some areas the hostilities went on but the armistice brought an end to World War I eventually.

    In the video below you will find a brief history of World War 1 made by the cool guys and girls of History Bombs.

     
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