The armistice signed on this day one hundred years ago ended a conflict that killed more than sixteen million people. “Seventy million men took up arms, nine million of them never returned home. More than four times that number had been wounded.“It was supposed to be ‘the war to end all war.’ Instead, the ‘Great War’ began a cycle of violence that would shape the twentieth century, spawn a cold war that would divide the continent of Europe for half a century, and leave echoes that still reverberate in the twenty-first century,” as historian Joseph V. Micallef writes in Understanding

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