TARGETING THE FACTS
The Western Front stretched from the North Sea coast of Belgium southward through France.
World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
Germany accepted the blame for World War I and had to pay for the damage caused, estimated to total about $35 billion. It was only in 2010 that Germany paid off its war debt.
Out of the 324,000 Australians who served overseas during World War I, around 61,720 were killed and 155,000 were wounded.
On the first anniversary of the armistice in 1919 two minutes’ silence was proposed by Australian journalist Edward Honey as part of the main commemorative ceremony at a Cenotaph in London.
After the end of World War II, the Australian and British governments changed the name of Armistice Day to Remembrance Day.
The Australian War Memorial in Canberra will host the 2018 Remembrance Day National Ceremony.