Sunday, November 11, 2018

On This Day In History World War 1 Ended


As History.com notes, on this day in 1918 World War 1 ended.

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 CompiƩgne, 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.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-war-i-ends?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2018-1111-11112018&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om

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