FIGHTING STOPPED AT 6 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING
ARMISTICE BASED ON ALLIED TERMS SIGNED AT MIDNIGHT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 – The Armistice has been signed. The World War will end this morning at 6 o’clock Washington time. The Armistice was signed by German Representative at midnight (our time). Announcement was made by State Dept. at 2.50 o’clock this morning. This announcement was made verbally by an official of State Dept. in this form:
“The Armistice has been signed. It was signed at five o’clock a. m. Paris time and hostilities will cease t 11 o’clock this morning Paris time.”
The terms of Armistice, it was announced, will not be made public until later. Military men in Washington regard it as certain. They include immediate retirement of German military forces from France, Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine.
Disarming and demobilization of German armies; occupation by the Allied and American Forces of such strategic points in Germany as well make impossible renewal of hostilities; delivery of part of German high seas fleet and certain number of submarines to Allied naval forces; disarmament of all other German warships under supervision of Allied and American navies which will guard them; occupation of principal German naval bases by sea forces of victorious nations; release of Allied and American soldiers and civilians held prisoners in Germany without such reciprocal action by associated Governments.
LONDON, Nov 11, 10.56 a.m. – Marshall Foch, according to French wireless, received here, has notified German Commander in Chief that hostilities will cease on whole front as from Nov. 11 at 11 o’clock a.m. (six o’clock Ontario time).
PARIS, Nov. 11 – Besides five principal German armistice delegates the other in German party are Major Dusterberg, Prince Kristbeland, Von Boettcher and Baron Von Lersner. The principal German delegates are Mathias Erzberger, General H. A. A. Winterfield, Count Alfred Von Oberndorff, General and Naval Captain Von Salow.