The ceasefire of November 11, 1918 was the ceasefire signed at Le Francport, near Compiègne, ending the ground, nautical and air fighting during the First World War between the Allies and their last adversary, Germany. Previously, ceasefires had been concluded with Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The Compiègne ceasefire from where it was signed at 5:45 a.m. .m by the Allied commander-in-chief, French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, came into effect at 11:00 a.m. .m. Paris period on November 11, 1918, marking a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although formally not capitulation. The last Canadian and Commonwealth soldier to die, Corporal George Lawrence Price, was shot dead by a sniper, part of a force that, just two minutes before the ceasefire north of Mons, advanced .m into the Belgian town of Ville-sur-Haine to be recognized as one of the last people killed with a monument in his name. “It was only in May that the Allies managed to agree among themselves on a common position that they were able to present to the Germans,” he explains. In the agreement signed in June, defeated Germany was forced to agree to harsh conditions, including the payment of reparations that eventually amounted to $37 billion (nearly $492 billion in today`s dollars). This humiliation and the persistent bitterness it caused paved the way for a new world war two decades later. A ceasefire is a ceasefire, not an official end to war. The demobilization of British, colonial and imperial troops was not completed until 1920, much longer than the soldiers had anticipated. This provoked more than one mutiny.
Despite the implausibility that the middle powers would resume fighting, the troops had to be ready to fight again. While we remember all those who died and, like November 11, the end of the war for the most part, this was not the case for everyone and there was still fighting and deaths after the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. “The Allies would not have given Germany better conditions because they felt they had to defeat Germany and Germany couldn`t get away with it,” Cuthbertson said. “There is also a sense that a ceasefire must ensure that the enemy is not strong enough to start the war again in the near future.” Henry Gunther, an American, is generally regarded as the last soldier killed in World War I. He was killed 60 seconds before the ceasefire went into effect as he applauded astonished German troops who knew the ceasefire was almost ahead of them. He had been desperate for his recent deterioration in rank and was apparently seeking to honor his reputation.   The Entente had already concluded a ceasefire with Bulgaria on September 29, October 30 with the Ottomans, and November 3 with the Austro-Hungarian government. . . .