Events for Friday 11th November 2011
On This Day in History
End of World War I11th November 1918
11th minute, of the 11th hour, on the 11th day - 1918. No other war had changed the map of Europe so dramatically - four empires disappeared: the German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and the Russian. Four defunct dynasties, the Hohenzollerns, the Habsburg, Romanovs and the Ottomans together with all their ancillary aristocracies, all fell after the war. Belgium was badly damaged, as was France with 1.4 million soldiers dead, not counting other casualties. Germany and Russia were similarly affected.
Further Reading1918: Last Battles of WW1 & the Armistice
This publication takes the reader through the events of 1918 and the final battles of the Great War. Highly illustrated with contribution from leading military authors. Read more...Only £6.99 at Pen & Sword Books.