HOUR BY HOUR

11 November 1918

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

6am

Al­lied Ad­mi­ral Sir Ross­lyn We­myss phones Prime Min­is­ter Lloyd Ge­orge with news of the Ar­mistice. We­myss then calls King Ge­orge V.

6.50am

A mes­sage that hos­til­i­ties will cease at 11am is sent out to the Bri­tish by bike, tele­graph, horse­back and mo­tor­bike.

9am

The New York Times front page reads: ‘Ar­mistice signed, end of the war!’

9.30am

The Bri­tish War Cabi­net de­cides full mil­i­tary cel­e­bra­tions will be al­lowed.

10am

US gun bat­ter­ies at­tach ropes to the fir­ing mech­a­nisms of their weapons, so hun­dreds can fire the war’s last shot.

10.55am

In the Ger­man trenches, en­emy troops hear the Amer­i­can guns fall silent.

11am

Sud­denly a quiet de­scends along much of the front­line.

11.15am

At Buck­ing­ham Palace, the king ad­dresses a large crowd: “Thank God for the vic­to­ries which the Al­lied armies have won and brought hos­til­i­ties to an end and peace within sight.”

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