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Snapshots of Canada’s Past: Armistice Day

11 Nov

What a perfect post to honour our past and what we have to be thankful for today! -tkmorin

All About Canadian History

Snapshots of Canada’s Past: History is more than just words on a screen or from a textbook; this series is a thematic look back at Canadian history through visual imagery.

Armistice Day
In 1918, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the Armistice of Compiègne came into effect, ending World War I. As a prelude to the Treaty of Versailles, its terms made it impossible for Germany to resume fighting. Germany agreed to turnover “2,500 heavy guns, 2,500 field guns, 25,000 machine guns, 1,700 airplanes and all submarines they possessed” in addition to a number of warships and  their prisoners of war. [x] The Armistice was signed in the Forest of Compiègne, about 60 km north of Paris in a railway carriage owned by French military commander Ferdinand Foch. Canada was not present, only representatives from France, Britain, and Germany were there. However…

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5 responses to “Snapshots of Canada’s Past: Armistice Day

  1. Turquoise Compass

    November 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

    As always, thanks for visiting Turquoise Compass. Have a fabulous turquoise day and remember you are never too young to dream a new dream.
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass

     
  2. Vanessa Morgan

    November 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I love seeing old photos like this. Beautiful and interesting.

     
    • tkmorin

      November 15, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Me too! Right away my imagination travels at the sight! 🙂

       
  3. seeker

    November 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Good find, Tk!

     
    • tkmorin

      November 12, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Thank you. All his posts are very good reading of Canada’s past through archives.

       

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