This Day in History, November 11, 1918: World War I Ends
11th November 1918: WW1 Armistice of Compiègne is signed
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11th November 1918: The Armistice of Compiègne ends fighting in WW1
The 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 been agreed with Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 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 and marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender.