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Updated: 11/11/2012 08:00:18AM

World War I known as the Great War for Civilization

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Lloyd Harris

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The hope of mankind was that it would be the war to end all wars. We know it wasn’t. Battle casualties amounted to more than 8 million among the warring nations. Its ending was the catalyst for worldwide celebration.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, an armistice was effected which ended the First World War. One popular novelist reported it as a day “all quiet on the Western Front.”

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