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11/11/2010

11 November 1918


This is a photo of the Guards Memorial, located in St Jame's Park opposite Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. It is in remembrance to those who died in the Great War 1914 - 1918 and was unveiled in October 1926.
The armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918, and marked the end of fighting in the First World War on the Western Front. Principal signatories were Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-chief, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany's representative. It was a military agreement that marked a complete defeat for Germany, but was neither an unconditional surrender nor a treaty.

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