France commemorates Armistice Day
11 November is the date France commemorates Armistice Day. It marks the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne in France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. It took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The picture shows Winston Churchill and General Charles de Gaulle walk down the Avenue des Champs-Elysee duirng the French Armistice Day parade in Paris on 11 November 1944. Many towns and villages throughout France commemorate Armistice Day with a morning ceremony and it is a public holiday with shops, schools and offices closed.
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