This day in History (11th November, 1918)

Publicado: 13/11/2011 en 20th century, First World War, International relations, 1918-1936, November, This day in History
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World War I ends

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.

 

From: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-war-i-ends

 

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