Sailors, the Armistice and a railroad car: November 11, 1918

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Signing of the Armistice of 1918. Marshall Foch is standing behind the table. Third from the right (seated) is Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, British First Sea Lord, who commanded the ships which escorted the first Canadian contingent to Europe in October 1914.  

On November 11, while watching the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy marching at the head of the parade to the Croix du Sacrifice, I was reminded of my visit to the railroad car in France where the signing of the Armistice took place.