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18-March-2019
18-March-2019

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The plaque commemorates the end of hostilities in World War One and the signing of the Armistice on the 11th November 1918.

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:Redcliffe Parade, ANZAC Place, Redcliffe, 4020
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.224865
Long: 153.114975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

         Commemorating
 The End Of Hostilities In WWI
And The Signing Of The Armistice
On The 11 - 11 - 1918 On The 11th hour In
Forrest Glade of Compiegne - France

A Redcliffe R. S. L. Project
Through The Armistice D.V. A.
    Centenary Grant.

Inscription in Proximity

 

 

Source: MA
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