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Armistice in the War to End War
The armistice that brought World War I to a close was signed in a railway car—the headquarters of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of all Allied military forces—in the Forest of Compiegne at 5 A.M., Paris time, on November 11, 1918. Hostilities ceased six hours later. Formal announcement of the Armistice in the United States was made by President Wilson at 1 P.M. before a joint session of the ...