JFK VISITED ARLINGTON ON VETERANS DAY 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Follow the link below to the JFK Library website to view a film about the events at Arlington on 11-11-63.
WORLD WAR I ENDED 95 YEARS AGO
Paris, France (JFK+50) 95 years ago today, November 11, 1918, the First World War ended following the signing of an armistice at 5 a.m.
Peace came precisely on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. local time.
The armistice was signed in the railroad car of Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch located in Compiegne Forest north of Paris. The terms required Germany to evacuate the occupied territories of Belgium, France, Alsace-Lorraine and Luxemborg.
Allied forces would occupy the left bank of the Rhine while the right bank will be a neutral zone. In addition, the Germany was required to give up tons of military equipment including their submarine fleet.
The armistice was to last for 30 days at which time it would be renewed monthly until a final peace treaty could be signed.