Which was the last day of World War I ?

World War I was an armed world conflict that took place mostly in Europe between 1914 and 1918 and it was fought by the Allies – Great Britain, France, Russia, and United States – on one side, and the Central Powers – Germany, Austria – Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire – on the other. The immediate cause of the World War I was the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian heir-apparent to the throne, by a Bosnian Serb, on June 28th, 1914, in Sarajevo. The assassination sparked the chain of events that led straight to ‘the war to end all. 

 The final Allied push towards the German border began on October 17, 1918. As the British, French, and American armies advanced, the alliance between the Central Powers began to collapse. At 5 am on the morning of November 11th, an armistice was signed in a railroad car parked in a French forest near the front lines. Fighting ceased along the entire Western Front at precisely 11 am that morning. After over four years of bloody conflict, the Great War was at an end. 

History is Repeated in Reverse

 During World War II, France was forced to surrender to Germany on 22nd June 1940. To humiliate the French, the Germans insisted that the armistice be signed in the same railway carriage, in the same forest in which Germany had been forced to surrender in World War I.