World War I ends; armistice
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- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
WWI soldiers (US?) march along city street with spectators cheering wildly. Marching through ruins. Firing artillery. Tanks. Troops move out of trenches, forward, bombing, smoke (warfare). 01:38:42 Von Hindenburg and other officials sign the armistice. Excerpt from Ludendorff speech in October 1918 printed on film, "The offer of peace must be transmitted immediately. The Army cannot wait another 48 hours." Officials shake hands, walk in city square. Crowds. U.S. newspaper headlines: "Armistice". Crowds cheering, holding up newspapers and waving flags. Troops shaking hands in the field. CU, soldiers exchange caps and smile for the camera.
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