Armistice Day - The End of World War 1

posted Nov 10, 2018 by Kathy Pinna
On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11a in 1918, an armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany in Compiègne, France. The Armistice ended hostilities on the Western Front of the War and led to the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending WW1 in 1919. During the 4 years of active fighting, more than 70 million soldiers, including 60 million Europeans, were involved - making it one of the largest wars in history. About 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians were killed in the war.

Still known as Armistice Day - a day celebrating peace - around the world, the day was re-named "Veterans Day" in the U.S. in 1954. Veterans of all wars are honored - living and dead. These family owned photos celebrate the heroes of WW1 from all over the world.

Robert Menzies Adamson

Killed in action, 1917

Ambrosio Cantagallo

Charles Matthew Ogden

Sgt. Paul Hileman

Charles Lawrence Leeds

Wilkie LaTrobe Harper

World War 1 postcard

Major William Ralph Cowell

Killed in action, 1918

John Robert Murray

Died 1918

Eric George Tibbenham

Killed in action, 1917 - age 20

Eric George Tibbenham

Killed in action, 1918

William, Reuben and Fred Gillespie

William and Reuben died, 1916

Edward Leslie Watmuff

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