November 11th 1918: WW1 armistice
On this day in 1918, Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allied powers, thus officially ending combat in the First World War. The agreement was signed on a train in France. Fighting ended at 11am, as it was the eleventh hour in the eleventh month on the eleventh day. This marked Allied victory in the war that had raged since 1914. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919. Every year the Commonwealth nations commemorate the fallen soldiers in Remembrance Day, and hold a two minute silence in their honour. Other nations around the world have similar days of remembrance for the around 10 million soldiers who died in the conflict.
Lest we forget