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Peace Day celebrations, Martin Place, Sydney, Arthur Ernest Foster, November 8, 1918. Image courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

  • Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies in France, General Ferdinand Foch, lays down the terms of armistice to six representatives of the German government at a railway siding in a forest at Compiègne, 90km north of Paris. The terms include German evacuation of all occupied territories, an Allied occupation of Germany west of the Rhine River, surrender of weaponry, submarines and battleships, and indefinite continuation of the naval blockade.