Sunday, November 11, 2018
As was reported by the headline page of the Chicago Tribune [it was called the Chicago Daily/Tribune at the time] one-hundred years ago today:
"GREAT WAR ENDS"
"WASHINGTON, 11, NOV. 11, 3 a.m. (BY Associated Press.) - - Armistice terms have been signed by Germany, the State department announced at 2:45 o'clock this morning."
"The world war will end this morning at 6 o'clock, Washington time, 11 o'clock Paris time. The armistice signed by the German representatives at midnight."
* "USE WIRELESS TO GIVE WORD TO SIGN TRUCE"
* "OUTLINE OF THE TERMS"
* "Chicago Gets Out of Bed: Bedlam Reigns in Loop"
* "REPUBLIC SET UP IN BERLIN BY SOCIALISTS"
* "KAISER FLEES WITH STAFF TO HOLLAND"
* "RED FLAG FLIES OVER ALL BIG GERMAN CITIES"
And in finality as commented on today by Charles J. Johnson of the Tribune staff:
"No Tribune reader in the fall of 1918 could have predicted the political rise of an unassuming (many thought dimwitted) German corporal named Adolf Hitler, who was at that moment lying in a hospital bed recovering from a gas attack. Across the world, Nov. 11, 191`8, was a cause for celebration. But 100 years later, the front page of the paper on that historic day feels both joyful and eerily prescient."