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It happened on November 11th: Armistice is signed aboard a train

Ninety-five years ago today, the Armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed aboard French Marshal Ferdinand Foch's private train, parked in a railway siding in the forest of Compiegne. The cease-fire went into effect at 11 a.m. on November 11th, 1918 (local time), and bells started tolling across France to announce the good news.

Although the Armistice ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations to conclude the peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles, on June 28th, 1919.

World War I lasted more than four years and killed 9.5 million soldiers (including 68,000 Canadians), not to mention an extra 18.5 million civilians.

Sources: 45e Nord and Wikipedia