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Armistice

In history, words & phrases on July 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Armistice is a temporary cessation of hostilities, by agreement between the belligerents, prior to the negotiation or signing of a peace treaty.  The armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918, and marked the end of fighting in the First World War on the Western Front. Principal signatories were Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-chief, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany’s representative. It was an agreement that marked a complete defeat for Germany, but was neither an unconditional surrender nor a treaty.

 

via Armistice with Germany

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