Eerie recording reveals moment the guns fell silent at the end of WWI

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On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. It brought an end to four years of war which crippled Europe, leaving 17 million dead including 888,246 British or Colonial servicemen.

  • Jen Mills
  • Metro

As we approach the centenary of the Armistice on November 11, the Imperial War Museum has released a recording of the moment the war ended, patched together using recordings from their collections.

The artillery activity it illustrates was recorded on the American front near the River Moselle, one minute before and one minute after the…

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