Armistice Day

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Armistice Dayis commemorated every year on 11 November to markthe armisticesigned between theAllies of World War IandGermanyatCompiègne,France, at 5:45 am[1]for the cessation of hostilities on theWestern Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. But, according to Thomas R. Gowenlock, an intelligence officer with the U.S. First Division, shelling from both sides continued for the rest of the day, ending only at nightfall.[2][3]The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days and had to be extended several times. A formal peace agreement was only reached when theTreaty of Versailleswas signed the following year.[4]

The date is a national holiday inFrance, and was declared a national holiday in manyAllied…

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