100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice
November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. More than 60,000 Canadians gave their lives and over 170,000 were wounded.
For details on Canada and World War 1, please visit the Canadian War Museum at https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/
Also, the National Film Board has put together a special playlist to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice. The playlist can be found here – https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/world-war-i-armistice/