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The Armistice of 11 November 1918 and the Quai d’Orsay

Let us reflect on this important time in modern history with excerpts of documents from our diplomatic archives
11 November 1918: an Armistice mainly negotiated by military authorities
The Armistice of 11 November in Rethondes (Compiègne Forest) was signed – following the Bulgarian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian armistices – right after the German Chancellor, Prince Maximilian of Baden, requested the cessation of hostilities on 7 November 1918, then Emperor William II abdicated on 9 November, (…)

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