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WWI: Armistice:  November 11, 1918

Armistice: November 11, 1918

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Armistice:  November 11, 1918

Following the abdication of the Kaiser on November 9, the new government led by Friedrich Ebert sought a truce.    The truce, or Armistice, would start on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, November 1918.   The Armistice was signed at 5:00 a.m. by Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch, along with other Allies and Germany, inside of Foch's private railway car at Compagnie, France.  As part of the Armistice, all German Navy vessels were disarmed and moved to neutral ports.  

Image:  NH 115448:   Telegram Announcing Armistice, November 11, 1918.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.