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1918: World War I Ends on the 11th Hour in the 11th Day of the 11th Month

1918:  World War I Ends on the 11th Hour in the 11th Day of the 11th Month
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  • historical event: Marshal Foch was very arrogant towards the defeated Germans. Specifically, when the German representative Erzberger extended his hand to greet the marshal, he refused to shake it, but only said "Très bien".

World War I officially ended on this 11th day of the 11th month, at 11 a.m. The armistice was signed on this day in the famous railway carriage in the French town of Compiegne. When Hitler defeated France in World War II, he requested the capitulation of France to be signed in the same carriage. The last victim of the World War I was Canadian soldier George Lawrence Price, who was shot by a German sniper at 10:57 and died at 10:58 a.m., therefore only two minutes before the armistice came into effect.

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