Came Armistice Day, and as 11 o'clock ran around the world the former Allied peoples gave themselves up to two minutes of silence; for it was on that day nine years ago, that the truce was signed in a brown railroad car of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits in the Forest of Compiegne.

Former enemy peoples gave no thought to the occasion, made no beau geste to the memory of the millions they killed and maimed, showed no contriteness for the anguish and sufferings they caused to tens of millions of people throughout the...

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