The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

At the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the year of our Lord 1918, an Armistice came into effect ending open hostilities in the War to End all Wars.  The peace took more time, until the Treaty of Versailles signed 28 June 1919, but OUR boys were coming home.

The German Empire imploded as the war came to conclusion.  On 29 October 2018, German sailors went into revolt and mutiny, which combined with widespread civil unrest let to proclamation of a republic on 9 November, and abdication of the throne by Emperor Wilhelm the II as he fled the country.  The new Wiemar Republic was born, and all the world dreamed of a peace doomed not to last.


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