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Thanksgiving service at Le Quesnoy, 11 November 1918

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1918.

At 5 am on 11 November 1918 the Allies signed an armistice with Germany in a railroad carriage at Compiègne in France. At 11 am that day the ceasefire came into effect, finally ending the war. The French town of Le Quesnoy was captured by the New Zealand Division a few days before this photograph was taken.

One of five photographs collected by Major-General John Gregson Halstead, 1918-1939.

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NAM. 1982-04-792-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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