The Armistice signed by Germany on 11 November 1918 officially ended World War One. It came after 72 hours after the German peace delegation had arrived at a railway siding in Compiegne Forest to discuss the terms for an armistice. However, they soon discovered that there was no room for negotiation. Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch had laid out the terms of the armistice and the Germans, led by Matthias Erzberger, had no choice but to agree. Moreover, Germany was facing increasing pressure for an end to the war, with chronic food shortages resulting in social unrest at home
Many of these terms were to form the basis of the Treaty of Versailles.
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