Art work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Armistice of 11 November 1918
was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War
I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany. Previous armistices
had eliminated Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian
Empire from the war. Also known as the Armistice of Compiègne from the
place where it was signed, it came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on
11 November 1918 (“the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
month”) and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for
Germany, although not formally a surrender.