Chapter 27[image] Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month

In This Chapter
  • The assault on the Hindenburg Line
  • Germany calls for an armistice
  • President Wilson’s hard line
  • Ludendorff resigns, the kaiser abdicates
  • Amid defeat and revolution, Germany surrenders
  • The price of war

The level of Allied elation had been high at the start of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. This was largely thanks to the actions of the Americans. Immediately after reducing the St.-Mihiel salient, they moved against the Argonne area. The Germans, exhausted both by recent events and by four years of mostly stalemated war, were dumbfounded. The five weak trench divisions manning the forward ...

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