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Armistice of Compiègne

The Armistice of Compiègne was an agreement between Germany and the Allies that ended fighting in western Europe. As the remainder of the Central Powers had already signed armistices, this effectively ended the First World War. It took effect on November 11, 1918, at 11:00 am (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Under the terms of the armistice, Germany was required to withdraw German troops to immediatly withdraw to Germany and subsequently to the east bank of the Rhine, renounce the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Russia and the Treaty of Bucharest with Romania, and surrender all submarines and a large amount of materiel.