The 1918 Armistice
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About the 1918 Armistice
A century ago, WWI hostilities ceased when the Armistice was signed on board a train in the forest of Compiègne. Local communities across Victoria celebrated the end of four years of war by ringing church bells, making speeches, playing patriotic airs, holding thanksgiving services and remembering those who died on the battlefields.
Historical reports record the international events leading up to the Armistice of 11 November 1918, along with events closer to home including the public holiday, community dinners and picnics that ensued. News reports also noted the flight of the Kaiser to Holland and obstacles in the negotiation process, which delayed the ratification of peace until January 1920.
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