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14-September-2018
14-September-2018
Photographs supplied by John Huth

The time capsule commemorates the centenary of the Armistice which ended the fighting in November 1918 in World War One.

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War One between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.  It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender. It bought to an end four years of brutal conflict which took the lives of almost 62,000 Australians.

The actual terms, largely written by the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshall Ferdinand Foch, included the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of German forces to behind the Rhine, Allied occupation of the Rhineland and bridgeheads further east, the preservation of infrastructure, the surrender of aircraft, warships, and military material, the release of Allied prisoners of war and interned civilians, eventual reparations, no release of German prisoners and no relaxation of the navalblockade of Germany.

Although the armistice ended the fighting, it needed to be prolonged three times until the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June 1919, took effect on 10 January 1920.

Location

Address:Wills Street, Charleville, 4470
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.40297
Long: 146.240749
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:11-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:11-November-2018

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2018
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Time Capsule

Commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice
WW1 1918 - 2018
By the Charleville RSL Sub Branch

To be opened ANZAC Day  
25 April 2045
Centenary of WW2

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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